Weakfish definition

wēkfĭsh
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A marine food and game fish (Cynoscion regalis) of North American Atlantic waters, having small dark spots on the back.
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Any of various other marine fishes of the family Sciaenidae and chiefly of the genus Cynoscion.
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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.
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Any of several species of game fish, of the genus Cynoscion, found in North American waters.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
weakfish
Plural:
weakfishes

Origin of weakfish

  • Obsolete Dutch weekvis week soft (from Middle Dutch weec weik-2 in Indo-European roots) Dutch vis fish (from Middle Dutch)

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

  • From weak +"Ž fish.

    From Wiktionary