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weakfish (n.)

1838, from Dutch weekvisch, from week "soft" (see weak). So called because it does not pull hard when hooked.

updated on March 24, 2014

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Definitions of weakfish from WordNet

weakfish (n.)
lean flesh of food and game fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States;
weakfish (n.)
food and game fish of North American coastal waters with a mouth from which hooks easily tear out;
Synonyms: Cynoscion regalis
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