how to pronounce gudgeon


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gudgeon is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of gudgeon


  1. Any of various similar small fish of the family Eleotridae, often used as bait.
  2. In a vessel with a stern-mounted rudder: the fitting into which the pintle of the rudder fits, allowing the rudder to swing freely.
  3. A small freshwater fish, Gobio gobio, that is native to Eurasia.
  4. Something used to lure or tempt; bait, a lure.
  5. A circular or cylindrical fitting, often made of metal, into which a pin or pintle fits to create a hinge or pivoting joint.
  6. A person apt to take the bait; one easily cheated or duped; also, an idiot.


  1. To take the bait; to be defrauded or duped.
  2. To deprive (someone) fraudulently; to cheat, to dupe.

gudgeon frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word gudgeon occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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