nounpl. -·gies or -·gy
- any of a family (Sparidae) of marine percoid food fishes having spiny fins and a wide body covered with large scales, as the scup, the pinfish, and the sheepshead
- any of various other fishes, as the menhaden
Origin of porgyprobably altered from Spanish or Portuguese pargo from Classical Latin pagrus from Classical Greek phagros, sea bream
nounpl. porgy, or por·gies
- Any of various deep-bodied marine food fishes of the family Sparidae, especially Pagrus pagrus of Mediterranean and Atlantic waters.
- Any of various similar fishes.
Origin of porgyAlteration of SpanishPortuguese pargo both alteration of Latin phager a kind of fish from Greek phagros sea bream ; see bhag- in Indo-European roots.