- pl. kingfish, kingfishes any of various large food fishes found along the Atlantic or Pacific coast, esp. certain drums
- ☆ Informal a person with absolute power in a group
See kingfish in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. kingfish kingfish
a. Any of several food and game fishes of the drum family, especially of the genus Menticirrhus, indigenous to warm Atlantic waters.
b. Any of several similar or related fishes, indigenous to the Pacific Ocean.
- Informal A person in a position of uncontested authority or influence, especially a powerful political leader.
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