Definition of pomfret
1 : any of a family (Bramidae) of usually deep-bodied spiny-finned oceanic fishes some of which are used for food
2 : a silvery deep-bodied marine food fish (Pampus argenteus of the family Stramateidae) of Asia
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Origin and Etymology of pomfret
alteration of earlier pamflet, probably from French pample, from Portuguese pampo
First Known Use: 1703See Words from the same year
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