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 Try surface plugs near bait pods at daybreak for redfish along with a few trout, ladyfish and small tarpon. Mark Blythe,, "Central Florida fishing forecast: June 28," 28 June 2018 Bluefish, Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and jacks could be in the mix. Mark Blythe,, "Cental Florida fishing forecast: July 4," 3 July 2018 Reds will hit cut ladyfish, spoons, jigs and soft plastic jerkbaits. Mark Blythe,, "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,, "Fishing forecast: June 16, 2018," 16 June 2018 Tarpon, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, bonito, sharks, jacks and big ladyfish all are possible. Mark Blythe,, "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,, "Anglers have epic topwater action all to themselves," 10 July 2017 And when the bait is there en masse, the predators are there also; kings, Spanish, jacks, ladyfish, cobia and other species are caught from the span at this time of year. Frank Sargeant,, "Time to visit Gulf Coast Park Pier," 21 May 2017

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First Known Use of ladyfish

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ladyfish.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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