Origin: prob. altered < Sp or Port pargo < L pagrus < Gr phagros, sea bream
See porgy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. porgy porgy or por·gies
Origin: Alteration of Spanish
Origin: and Portuguese pargo
Origin: , both alteration of Latin phager, a kind of fish
Origin: , from Greek phagros, sea bream; see bhag- in Indo-European roots.