squeteague

noun

sque·​teague skwi-ˈtēg How to pronounce squeteague (audio)
plural squeteague
: any of several weakfishes (especially Cynoscion regalis)

Word History

Etymology

of southeast New England Algonquian origin; akin to Mohegan cheegut weakfish

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of squeteague was in 1803

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Cite this Entry

“Squeteague.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squeteague. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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