croaker

noun croak·er \ ˈkrō-kər \
|Updated on: 26 May 2018

Definition of croaker

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

  1. she becomes a real croaker when she's overtired

  2. ever more ornery as he grew older, he swore that he didn't need some croaker telling him that smoking was bad for his health

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