trash fish


Definition of trash fish

2 : a usually marine fish having little or no market value as human food but used sometimes in the production of fish meal

Examples of trash fish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a brand, Asian carp have two big problems: The name strikes many as both racially insensitive and decidedly unpalatable — a trash fish. Peter Kendall, Washington Post, 22 June 2022 And his plan to beat the coronavirus relies on history’s trash fish. Tim Prudente,, 31 Dec. 2020 Truth is, trash fish, or rough fish, often save the day when more civilized species like bass and trout won’t co-oper-ate. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 2 Aug. 2019 Hell, even when those species are biting, trash fish make for a nice heretical change of pace and some good lowbrow fun. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of trash fish

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Trash fish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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