nounpl. (see fish) -·fish·, -·fish·es
any of various edible, marine drum fishes (genus Cynoscion), esp. a species (C. regalis) that lives in the waters along the E coast of the U.S.
Origin of weakfishfrom obsolete Dutch weekvisch from week, soft (akin to weak) + visch, fish
nounpl. weakfish, or weak·fish·es
- A marine food and game fish (Cynoscion regalis) of North American Atlantic waters, having small dark spots on the back. Also called seatrout . Also called squeteague .
- Any of various other marine fishes of the family Sciaenidae and chiefly of the genus Cynoscion.
Origin of weakfishObsolete Dutch weekvis week soft ( from Middle Dutch weec ; see weik-2 in Indo-European roots.)Dutch vis fish ( from Middle Dutch)
(plural weakfishes or weakfish)
- Any of several species of game fish, of the genus Cynoscion, found in North American waters.