ladyfish

noun
la·​dy·​fish | \ ˈlā-dē-ˌfish How to pronounce ladyfish (audio) \

Definition of ladyfish

2 : a large silvery bony fish (Elops saurus) of the western Atlantic that is related to the tarpon and is often caught for sport

Examples of ladyfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Expert guesses poured in, identifying the bird of prey as an osprey and the fish as a ladyfish — not a shark. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "Viral video captures bird of prey carrying huge shark-like fish at Myrtle Beach," 3 July 2020 Cut ladyfish or mullet on circle hooks often tempts saws, which remain safely tethered until the team’s same-hour return. David A. Brown, Field & Stream, "The Fight to Save the Sawfish," 13 Dec. 2019 Try surface plugs near bait pods at daybreak for redfish along with a few trout, ladyfish and small tarpon. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida fishing forecast: June 28," 28 June 2018 Bluefish, Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and jacks could be in the mix. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Cental Florida fishing forecast: July 4," 3 July 2018 Reds will hit cut ladyfish, spoons, jigs and soft plastic jerkbaits. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida fishing forecast: July 16," 15 July 2018 King mackerel, Spanish mackerel, jacks, bonito, ladyfish, sharks and a few cobia could be in the mix. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Fishing forecast: June 16, 2018," 16 June 2018 Tarpon, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, bonito, sharks, jacks and big ladyfish all are possible. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Fishing forecast: June 22, 2018," 22 June 2018 The surf around the islands was crawling with baitfish, ladyfish, bluefish, jacks and, of course, speckled trout. Todd Masson, NOLA.com, "Anglers have epic topwater action all to themselves," 10 July 2017

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First Known Use of ladyfish

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ladyfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ladyfish. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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