Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small live-bearing freshwater fish (Poecilia reticulata), native to northern South America and adjacent islands of the West Indies, bred in many colorful varieties and popular in home aquariums.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small freshwater fish of South America and West Indies (Lebistes reticulatus or Poecilia reticulata, originaly called Gerardinus guppyi), often kept in aquariums; also called rainbow fish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A tiny freshwater fish, Poecilia reticulata, popular in home aquariums, that usually has a plain body and black or dark blue tail for the females and a more colorful tail for the males.
  • noun By extension, any tiny fish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small freshwater fish of South America and the West Indies; often kept in aquariums

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After R.J. Lechmere Guppy, (1836–1916), clergyman of Trinidad who first supplied specimens to the British Museum.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From a name mistakenly assigned, Girardinus guppii, after biologist Robert J. L. Guppy, to previously assigned Poecilia reticulata

Examples

  • Jeffcoat said he booked a reservation on the "guppy" - a nickname that refers to the plane's stubby, round profile - when he heard of the retirement.

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  • A guppy is a small life loving creature with an innocence of a child and a thrill for fun and adventure.

    MMOs

  • A: I found two plants sold as goldfish plants, Columnea sp. and Nemantanthus sp., although the second one is also called the guppy plant.

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  • Dragonflies are born as water-loving nymphs and spend about half a year wolfing down small worms, crustaceans and, eventually, larger prey such as guppy fish.

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  • The aircraft's squat appearance compared with contemporary aircraft at the time resulted in many of United's pilots nicknaming the airplane "guppy".

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  • (Please note: All expletives in this post have been replaced by the word "guppy".

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  • The previous post in this blog was And they called it guppy love.

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