pom·​fret ˈpäm-frət How to pronounce pomfret (audio)
: any of a family (Bramidae) of usually deep-bodied spiny-finned oceanic fishes some of which are used for food
: a silvery deep-bodied marine food fish (Pampus argenteus of the family Stramateidae) of Asia

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Word History


alteration of earlier pamflet, probably from French pample, from Portuguese pampo

First Known Use

1703, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of pomfret was in 1703

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“Pomfret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pomfret. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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