- a surfperch (Amphistichus rhodoterus)
Origin of pogyshortened from Maine dialect, dialectal poghaden, probably from Abenaki
nounpl. pogy, or po·gies
Origin of pogyAlteration of dialectal poghaden perhaps of Eastern Abenaki origin
- (US, eastern dialects) menhaden (fish)
- Pogy is often confused with porgy, and therefore incorrectly applied to various fishes.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.