yellow jack

noun

Definition of yellow jack

2 : a yellowish carangid marine food fish (Caranx bartholomaei) found from Massachusetts to Brazil

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Recent Examples on the Web Americans were well acquainted with yellow fever — or yellow jack as it was called. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Before there was coronavirus, there was yellow fever. Fear of it once gripped D.C.," 11 Feb. 2020 The Utters, Partridge, Dale Salkeld and Bobby Sims also caught a yellow jack and three dolphin. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "Even with an unexpected catch, fishing in South Florida will give you a delicious meal | Miami Herald," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of yellow jack

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Yellow jack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yellow%20jack. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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