mus·​kie | \ ˈmə-skē How to pronounce muskie (audio) \
variants: or musky
plural muskies

Definition of muskie

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Recent Examples on the Web Knutson’s muskie measured 56 1/2 inches long with a 27-inch girth. Steve Heiting, Outdoor Life, "The Greatest Day in Minnesota Muskie Fishing History," 28 Dec. 2020 Smith, an avid fisherman, spends his summer free time chasing muskie. Matt Porter,, "Craig Smith ready to give it his best shot with Bruins," 11 Jan. 2021 While impressive, especially for an urban lake, Dufresne's catch comes up short of the state record for muskie. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, "Bde Maka Ska angler lands a whopper of a muskie," 8 Nov. 2020 Early on, someone even had a bit of fun with the pandemic by fashioning a mask out of a bed sheet and placing it on the city’s 30-foot sculpture of a tiger muskie. Christopher Snowbeck, Star Tribune, "After dodging the worst of COVID-19, rural areas of Minnesota are 'lit up with cases'," 24 Oct. 2020 Since 2016, Belling has doubled down on his role as the Badger State’s own Rush Limbaugh, taking to Trumpism like a muskie to lake water. Emma Roller, The New Republic, "How Wisconsin Became a Bastion of White Supremacy," 5 Oct. 2020 Other states would love to have our state parks, public lands and muskie and walleye fishing. Star Tribune, "Chris Niskanen, newspaper columnist turned DNR official, is off to the next challenge," 29 Aug. 2020 According to Wayzata Bait and Tackle, muskie action has picked up on Lake Independence and Lake Minnetonka and northerns have been active on both lakes. Star Tribune, "Minnesota fishing report," 3 Sep. 2020 Green Bay, a massive embayment on the lake’s west shore, is shallow and fertile, and offers some of the best smallmouth bass and muskie fishing in the country. Steve Quinn, Outdoor Life, "The Ultimate Guide to Fishing the Great Lakes this Summer," 18 June 2020

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First Known Use of muskie

1894, in the meaning defined above

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6 Feb 2021

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“Muskie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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