- The definition of a shark is a carnivorous fish in the class Chondrichthyes, or a person who is skilled at deceiving others, or is slang for a person who is an expert in a certain activity.
- An example of a famous shark is the shark in the movie Jaws.
- An example of a shark is a ruthless car dealer who sells a car for more than its value.
- An example of a shark is a tough lawyer who always wins his cases.
- Shark is defined as to live by deceiving people.
An example of to shark is to constantly cheat people out of their money to get by.
A grey reef shark.
shark definition by Webster's New World
- a person who victimizes others, as by swindling or cheating
- ☆ Slang a person with great ability in a given activity; adept; expert
Origin: probably ; from German schurke, scoundrel, rogue, sharper ; from Middle High German schurgen, to push, mislead ; from Indo-European an unverified form skēu- ; from base an unverified form sek-, to cut from source saw
Origin: uncertain or unknown; perhaps akin to shark
shark definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of numerous chiefly marine carnivorous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes (subclass Elasmobranchii), which are sometimes large and voracious and have a streamlined torpedolike body, five to seven gill openings on each side of the head, a large oil-filled liver, a cartilaginous skeleton, and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales.
- a. A person regarded as ruthless, greedy, or dishonest.b. A vicious usurer.
- Slang A person unusually skilled in a particular activity: a card shark.
Origin: Origin unknown.