[goh-bee] /ˈgoʊ bi/

noun, plural (especially collectively) goby (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) gobies.
any small marine or freshwater fish of the family Gobiidae, often having the pelvic fins united to form a suctorial disk.
any fish of the closely related family Eleotridae, having the pelvic fins separate.
noun (pl) -by, -bies
any small spiny-finned fish of the family Gobiidae, of coastal or brackish waters, having a large head, an elongated tapering body, and the ventral fins modified as a sucker
any other gobioid fish

kind of fish, 1769, from Latin gobius, from Greek gobios, name of a type of small fish, of unknown origin.


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