Dictionary

silverfish

noun sil·ver·fish \ˈsil-vər-ˌfish\

: a small silver-colored insect that does not have wings and that lives inside houses

Full Definition of SILVERFISH

1
:  any of various silvery fishes (as a tarpon or silverside)
2
:  any of various small wingless insects (order Thysanura); especially :  one (Lepisma saccharina) found in houses and sometimes injurious especially to sized papers or starched clothes
ADVERTISEMENT

First Known Use of SILVERFISH

1703

Browse

2 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: silver fizzPrevious Word in the Dictionary: silver firAll Words Near: silverfish
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears