fish stick


: a small elongated breaded fillet of fish

Examples of fish stick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Half of the fish sticks served in U.S. public schools, for example, have been processed in China, according to a study by the Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers. Ian Urbina, TIME, 26 Oct. 2023 As of 2017, half of the fish that have gone into fish sticks served in American public schools have been processed in China, according to the Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers. Ian Urbina, The New Yorker, 9 Oct. 2023 Considering that one cup of plain low-fat yogurt contains about 75 mcg, 3 ounces of fish sticks contain about 54 mcg, a cup of cooked pasta contains about 27 mcg, and a quarter teaspoon of iodized salt contains about 71 mcg, that's generally an easy amount for most people to consume. Mary Shomon, Verywell Health, 17 Sep. 2023 The summer of 2026, provided that the planet hasn’t been overcooked like fish sticks left in an air fryer for too long, is particularly stacked with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jayson Tatum and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander at the top of a deep group of potential free agents. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2023 The brand uses these pieces to create their Happy Fish (a healthier alternative to traditional fish sticks made from upcycled salmon), burgers and sausages., 18 Apr. 2023 Only the fish stick survived. Ute Eberle, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Apr. 2021 It’s the sort of sandwich with a filet of fish that hangs over the bun like a giant, heavily battered, misshapen fish stick. Jenn Harriscolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2022 The former eventually won out as the top fish stick brand in the US, thanks in part to national ad campaigns targeting busy housewives looking for an easy and nutritious meal. Liz Webber, Quartz, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fish stick was in 1953

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“Fish stick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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fish stick

: a small elongated breaded fillet of fish
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