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Definition of "kingfish" []

  • Any of several food and game fishes of the drum family, especially of the genus Menticirrhus, indigenous to warm Atlantic waters. (noun)
  • Any of several similar or related fishes, indigenous to the Pacific Ocean. (noun)
  • Informal A person in a position of uncontested authority or influence, especially a powerful political leader. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "kingfish" in a sentence
  • "People should avoid eating white croaker, also known as kingfish or tomcod, which has the highest contamination levels, the EPA warns."
  • "While young and beautiful New Yorkers nibbled at petite plates, Chef ate his way through roasted foie gras, cured kingfish with a crème fraiche, seared scallops with a caviar Beurre blanc and more, talking above the din about his East-meets-West culinary influences."
  • "I do gulf fish a little as it is a short ride offshore for snapper, kingfish, shark ECT ect."