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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [week-fish]
    • /ˈwikˌfɪʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [week-fish]
    • /ˈwikˌfɪʃ/

Definitions of weakfish word

  • noun plural weakfish any food fish of the genus Cynoscion, as C. regalis, inhabiting waters along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S. 1
  • noun weakfish A large, slender-bodied marine fish living along the east coast of North America, popular as a food fish and for sport. 1
  • noun weakfish any of several sciaenid sea trouts, esp Cynoscion regalis, a food and game fish of American Atlantic coastal waters 0
  • noun weakfish any of various edible, marine drum fishes (genus Cynoscion), esp. a species (C. regalis) that lives in the waters along the E coast of the U.S. 0
  • noun weakfish Any of several species of game fish, of the genus Cynoscion, found in North American waters. 0

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Origin of weakfish

First appearance:

before 1790
One of the 43% newest English words
1790-1800, Americanism; < Dutch weekvis (obsolete), equivalent to week soft, weak + vis fish

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weakfish popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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