[guhp-ee] /ˈgʌp i/

noun, plural guppies.
a small, freshwater topminnow, Poecilia reticulata, often kept in aquariums.
noun (pl) -pies
a small brightly coloured freshwater viviparous cyprinodont fish, Lebistes reticulatus, of N South America and the Caribbean: a popular aquarium fish

1925, named for R.J.L. Guppy, Trinidad clergyman who supplied the first specimen (1866) to the British Museum. The family name is from a place in Dorset. The class of streamlined U.S. submarines (1948) is an acronym from greater underwater propulsion power + -y.


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