Know Your Next Word : gudgeon

14. gudgeon :

noun :

1. A small European fresh-water fish (Gobio gobio) or any of the related fishes, often used as bait

2. A gullible person

3. A bait

4. A pivot, usually made of metal, at the end of a beam, axle, etc., on which a wheel or a similar device turns

usage :

  • The premise of the argument is that a majority of the American are gudgeons.(The Daily News (Galveston - Texas) : Jun 9 - 1910.)

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