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kingfish

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noun king·fish \ˈkiŋ-ˌfish\

Definition of kingfish

  1. 1 :  any of several marine croakers (family Sciaenidae) a :  any of three fishes (Menticirrhus americanus, M. littoralis, and M. saxatilis) of shallow coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean b :  a small silvery food and sport fish (Genyonemus lineatus) of inshore waters especially of California —called also white croaker

  2. 2 :  king mackerel

  3. 3 :  an undisputed master in an area or group



Examples of kingfish in a sentence

  1. <as a kingfish in the state's political circles, he was accustomed to being courted by presidential hopefuls>



1750

First Known Use of kingfish

1750


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