Barracuda meaning

bărə-ko͝odə
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(informal) A person who is ruthlessly aggressive, esp. in business or professional matters.
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Any of various predatory marine fishes of the genus Sphyraena, having an elongated body and a projecting lower jaw with fanglike teeth.
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Any of a family (Sphyraenidae) of fierce, pikelike percoid fishes of tropical seas: some species are edible.
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Any large marine fish of the genus Sphyraena that have elongated bodies, a projecting lower jaw, displaying prominent fang-shaped teeth, and are aggressive predators.
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(figuratively) An unethically predatory person.
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Origin of barracuda

  • American Spanish probably from Catalan dialectal (Valencia) barracó snaggletooth

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1670s, from American Spanish, perhaps from a Carib word.

    From Wiktionary