Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various deep-bodied marine food fishes of the family Sparidae, especially Pagrus pagrus of Mediterranean and Atlantic waters.
  • noun Any of various similar fishes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as white perch (which see, under perch).
  • noun One of several different fishes.
  • noun A scaroid fish, Scarus radians.

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

  • noun The scup.
  • noun The sailor's choice, or pinfish.
  • noun The margate fish.
  • noun The spadefish.
  • noun Any one of several species of embiotocoids, or surf fishes, of the Pacific coast. The name is also given locally to several other fishes, as the bur fish.
  • noun (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous sparoid food fishes, as the jolthead porgy, the sheepshead porgy (Calamus penna) of the West Indies, the grass porgy (Calamus arctifrons) of Florida, and the red porgy (Pagrus pagrus) of Europe.

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

  • noun Any of several fish of the family Sparidae; the sea bream or scup

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

  • noun lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic coast of the United States
  • noun important deep-bodied food and sport fish of warm and tropical coastal waters; found worldwide

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of Spanish and Portuguese pargo, both alteration of Latin phager, a kind of fish, from Greek phagros, sea bream; see bhag- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Spanish or Portuguese pargo, from Latin phagrum, accusative of phager, from Ancient Greek φαγρος (phagros, "sea bream").

Examples

  • July 27th, 2006 at 1: 03 pm bs says: btw, gorgy porgy is chasing ‘terrorists’ all over the world, right? well, we are to. they just so happen to be in our backyard.

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  • The red snapper ($13) is strictly for high-rollers, while the so-called porgy sandwich ($8) is a small specimen, just the right size for one person, and the clerk at the cash register may or may not remember to throw a couple of slices of bread in the paper basket when he calls your number.

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  • Susie Dent: There was 'porgies' for seven - a porgy is a small fish.

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  • Susie Dent: There was 'porgies' for seven - a porgy is a small fish.

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  • Yes | No | Report from TheEasternShore ... wrote 50 weeks 5 days ago love to fish for porgy and blues and stripers in the surf. also have been offshore fishing really exciting

    Does anybody here like saltwater fishing?

  • Yes | No | Report from TheEasternShore ... wrote 50 weeks 5 days ago love to fish for porgy and blues and stripers in the surf. also have been offshore fishing really exciting

    Does anybody here like saltwater fishing?

  • My Dad was a Southerner so his favorite Sunday breakfast always included some fried fish (whiting, porgy, Virginia spot or croaker), with grits, scrambled eggs and cheese and corn bread.

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  • Five People Born on January 21 babyface nelson, birthdays, cinderella man, cleveland browns, elian gonzalez, Ira gershwin, James J. Braddock, otto graham, porgy and bess

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  • I will use their fake squid bait for fishing for porgy.

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  • I will use their fake squid bait for fishing for porgy.

    Gulp! Gulping?

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  • "I Loves You, Porgy" - Billie Holiday.

    February 9, 2008