Shotten meaning

shŏt'n
Having recently spawned and thus being less desirable as food. Used of fish, especially herring.
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That has recently spawned and so become of inferior food value.
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Undesirable.
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(archaic) Past participle of shoot.
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Having ejected the spawn.

A shotten herring.

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Shot out of its socket; dislocated, as a bone.
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Origin of shotten

  • Middle English shoten past participle of shoten to shoot shoot
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition