jew·​fish | \ ˈjü-ˌfish How to pronounce jewfish (audio) \

Definition of jewfish

1 : any of various large groupers that are usually dusky green, brown, or blackish, thickheaded, and rough-scaled especially : goliath grouper
2 : mulloway

Examples of jewfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About 20 years ago, a committee of fish experts renamed the jewfish into the goliath grouper. Seth Borenstein, Star Tribune, 9 July 2021 Once called the jewfish, a name considered a bit insensitive for modern times, the goliath grouper suffered severe declines through the 20th century. David Fleshler,, 24 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of jewfish

1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Jewfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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