Etymology
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kingfish (n.)

1750, a name given to various types of fish deemed exceptionally large or tasty; see king (adj.) + fish (n.). From 1933 as the nickname of U.S. politician Huey Long (1893-1935) of Louisiana.

updated on March 15, 2016

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Definitions of kingfish from WordNet

kingfish (n.)
the lean flesh of any of several fish caught off the Atlantic coast of the United States;
kingfish (n.)
large edible mackerel of temperate United States coastal Atlantic waters;
Synonyms: cero / pintado / Scomberomorus regalis
kingfish (n.)
small silvery marine food fish found off California;
Synonyms: white croaker / chenfish / Genyonemus lineatus
kingfish (n.)
any of several food and game fishes of the drum family indigenous to warm Atlantic waters of the North American coast;
kingfish (n.)
large game fish of Australia and New Zealand;
Synonyms: Seriola grandis
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.