croaker

noun

croak·​er ˈkrō-kər How to pronounce croaker (audio)
1
: an animal (such as a frog) that croaks
2
: any of various fishes and especially the drums that produce croaking, drumming, or grunting noises
3
slang : doctor

Examples of croaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For giant ahi, troll live mullet, menhaden, croakers, blue runners, or white trout. David A. Brown, Field & Stream, 7 Mar. 2024 But only oysters can uniquely serve the Bay through their natural reef architecture, bracing shorelines from wave energy, and sheltering small aquatic life including crabs and juvenile fish of more than 300 species, like American eel, Atlantic croaker, Bluefish, striped bass, and Atlantic menhaden. Louise Schiavone, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 Many pompano and croaker anglers prefer to let their baits roll around the bottom with the waves. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 26 Oct. 2023 But as the sun set along the causeway Thursday, more people were fishing for sand perch and croaker than had shown up to the support the former president. Ashley Parker and Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, 31 Mar. 2023 Fish a large jerkbait or a live croaker outside the bar for jumbo reds 20 pounds and up, or find them on Dixey Bar or at Sand Island Light. Frank Sargeant, al, 1 Oct. 2021 The yellow croaker fish maw in the soup chef Eddy Leung had prepared for us on Tuesday tasted similar. Time, 17 Sep. 2021 Large redfish are also running along this bar, and can be caught on live croaker or other baitfish. Frank Sargeant, al, 27 Aug. 2021 Best bait is a live croaker, but plenty are caught on 8 to 12 inch soft plastic swimbaits on wide-gap hooks, as well. Frank Sargeant, al, 6 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of croaker was in 1648

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“Croaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/croaker. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

croaker

noun
croak·​er ˈkrō-kər How to pronounce croaker (audio)
1
: one (as a frog) that croaks
2
: any of various fishes that produce croaking or grunting noises

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