pig·​fish ˈpig-ˌfish How to pronounce pigfish (audio)
: a saltwater grunt (Orthopristis chrysoptera) that is a food fish found from Long Island, N.Y., southward

Word History

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pigfish was in 1807

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“Pigfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pigfish. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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