gudgeon

Part of speech: noun

A simpleton.

Part of speech: noun

An Old World fish, very easily caught.

Part of speech: noun

Mech. The bearing of a shaft; a pin.

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Usage examples "gudgeon":

  1. He rose to it like a gudgeon- gave us no trouble whatever. - "Marcella", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  2. As the Trout went down, the Fox said, in an undertone: " Say you so, my fine fellow; we may, perhaps, make a gudgeon of you yet!" - "Masterpieces Of American Wit And Humor", Thomas L. Masson (Editor).
  3. It is not much bigger than a gudgeon, but is of great use in these Islands, as it affords the lower people both food, and oil for their lamps. - "A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland", Samuel Johnson.