noun (plural same or trouts)
A chiefly freshwater fish of the salmon family, found in both Eurasia and North America and highly valued as food and game.
- Genera Salmo (several species of true trouts, including the European brown trout and the rainbow trout), and Salvelinus (several North American species), family Salmonidae. See also lake trout, sea trout.
- In the absence of brook trout, up to one of two nonnative trouts (wild brown or rainbow) would be substituted as an intolerant species.
- Oily fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel and sardine would be a better catch for Chris.
- With the end of the trout and salmon season in sight, its time to get going on the pike.
- informal An annoying or bad-tempered old person, especially a woman.Example sentences
- He might be an annoying twat and she a bit of an old trout but they can pick their books.
- The sphinx who had tormented the shy, lovesick painter in his youth sits enthroned in a flashy drawing-room, a self-satisfied, puffy-looking old trout, holding her horrid little dog in her arms.
- If Mau was hoping that she would reply, ‘No, I'm a hardened old trout who's in it for the money ’, she was doomed to disappointment.
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