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barracuda

noun bar·ra·cu·da \ˌber-ə-ˈkü-də, ˌba-rə-\

: a kind of fierce tropical fish that has strong jaws and sharp teeth

: someone who uses aggressive, harsh, and sometimes improper ways to achieve something

plural bar·ra·cu·da or bar·ra·cu·das

Full Definition of BARRACUDA

1
:  any of a genus (Sphyraena of the family Sphyraenidae) of elongate predaceous often large bony fishes of warm seas that includes food and sport fishes as well as some forms frequently causing ciguatera poisoning
2
:  one that uses aggressive, selfish, and sometimes unethical methods to obtain a goal especially in business
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Examples of BARRACUDA

  1. The company's lawyers are a bunch of barracudas.
  2. <the governor-elect is too nice and easygoing, so he'll need a barracuda as his chief of staff>

Origin of BARRACUDA

American Spanish
First Known Use: 1678

Rhymes with BARRACUDA

BARRACUDA Defined for Kids

bar*ra*cu*da

noun \ˌber-ə-ˈkü-də\

Definition of BARRACUDA for Kids

:  any of several large fierce marine fishes of warm seas that have strong jaws and sharp teeth

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