yellow jack


: 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, 11 Feb. 2020 The Utters, Partridge, Dale Salkeld and Bobby Sims also caught a yellow jack and three dolphin. Steve Waters, miamiherald, 4 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of yellow jack was in 1832

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“Yellow jack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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