Definition of weakfish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwiːkfɪʃ/

noun (plural same or weakfishes)

A large slender-bodied marine fish living along the east coast of North America, popular as a food fish and for sport. Also called sea trout.
  • Cynoscion regalis, family Sciaenidae.
Example sentences
  • It's all about how to fly-fish for stripers, bluefish, albacore, bonito, weakfish and hickory shad.
  • At another place I very proudly served weakfish as ‘Sea Trout with Sautéed Cucumbers.’
  • The shellfish stands alongside a pair of spicy romesco-sauced toasts atop lean, flavorful weakfish and pale, delicate, almost liquid skate, along with strips of fennel and red peppers.


Late 18th century: from obsolete Dutch weekvisch, from week 'soft' + visch 'fish'.

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