Simple Definition of barracuda
: 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
Full Definition of barracudaplural
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
Examples of barracuda in a sentence
The company's lawyers are a bunch of barracudas.
<the governor-elect is too nice and easygoing, so he'll need a barracuda as his chief of staff>
Origin and Etymology of barracuda
First Known Use: 1678
BARRACUDA Defined for Kids
Definition of barracuda for Students
: any of several large fierce marine fishes of warm seas that have strong jaws and sharp teeth
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