kingfish

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noun king·fish \ ˈkiŋ-ˌfish \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of kingfish

1 :any of several marine croakers (family Sciaenidae)
a :any of three fishes (Menticirrhus americanus, M. littoralis, and M. saxatilis) of shallow coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean
b :a small silvery food and sport fish (Genyonemus lineatus) of inshore waters especially of California called also white croaker
3 :an undisputed master in an area or group

Examples of kingfish in a Sentence

  1. as a kingfish in the state's political circles, he was accustomed to being courted by presidential hopefuls

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First Known Use of kingfish

1815



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