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ˈgʌdʒ ənGud·geon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. goby, gudgeonnoun

    small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker

  2. gudgeon, Gobio gobionoun

    small slender European freshwater fish often used as bait by anglers

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gudgeonnoun

    Etymology: goujon, French.

    ’Tis true, no turbets dignify my boards;
    But gudgeons, flounders, what my Thames affords. Alexander Pope.

    This he did to draw you in, like so many gudgeons, to swallow his false arguments. Jonathan Swift.

    But fish not with this melancholy bait,
    For this fool’s gudgeon, this opinion. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Ven.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gudgeonnoun

    a small European freshwater fish (Gobio fluviatilis), allied to the carp. It is easily caught and often used for food and for bait. In America the killifishes or minnows are often called gudgeons

  2. Gudgeonnoun

    what may be got without skill or merit

  3. Gudgeonnoun

    a person easily duped or cheated

  4. Gudgeonnoun

    the pin of iron fastened in the end of a wooden shaft or axle, on which it turns; formerly, any journal, or pivot, or bearing, as the pintle and eye of a hinge, but esp. the end journal of a horizontal

  5. Gudgeonnoun

    a metal eye or socket attached to the sternpost to receive the pintle of the rudder

  6. Gudgeonverb

    to deprive fraudulently; to cheat; to dupe; to impose upon

  7. Etymology: [OE. gojon, F. goujon, from L. gobio, or gobius, Gr. kwbio`s Cf. 1st Goby. ]


  1. Gudgeon

    A gudgeon is a socket-like, cylindrical fitting attached to one component to enable a pivoting or hinging connection to a second component. The second component carries a pintle fitting, the male counterpart to the gudgeon, enabling an interpivoting connection that can be easily separated. Designs that may use gudgeon and pintle connections include hinges, shutters and small boat rudders. The gudgeon derives from the Middle English gojoun, which originated from the Middle French goujon. Its first known use was in the 15th century.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gudgeon

    guj′un, n. a genus of small, carp-like fishes common in the fresh waters of Europe—easily caught: a person easily cheated.—adj. foolish.—v.t. to impose on, cheat. [O. Fr. goujon—L. gobion-em—Gr. kōbios. See Goby.]

  2. Gudgeon

    guj′un, n. the bearing of a shaft, esp. when made of a separate piece: a metallic journal-piece let into the end of a wooden shaft: a pin. [O. Fr. goujon, the pin of a pulley.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. gudgeon

    The Gobio fluviatilis, a well-known river-fish, 6 or 7 inches in length.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gudgeon in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gudgeon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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