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 Upon an imperceptible signal, the ladyfish stopped circling. Steve West, sun-sentinel.com, 7 May 2021 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, 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, 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, 28 June 2018 Bluefish, Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and jacks could be in the mix. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, 3 July 2018 Reds will hit cut ladyfish, spoons, jigs and soft plastic jerkbaits. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, 15 July 2018 King mackerel, Spanish mackerel, jacks, bonito, ladyfish, sharks and a few cobia could be in the mix. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, 16 June 2018 Tarpon, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, bonito, sharks, jacks and big ladyfish all are possible. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of ladyfish

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ladyfish was in 1712

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“Ladyfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ladyfish. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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