a person or thing that croaks.
any of several sciaenoid fishes that make a croaking noise, especially Micropogonias undulatus (Atlantic croaker) found off the Atlantic coast of the southern U.S.
a person who grumbles or forebodes evil.
Slang. doctor.

1630–40; croak + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To croaker
World English Dictionary
croaker (ˈkrəʊkə)
1.  an animal, bird, etc, that croaks
2.  any of various mainly tropical marine sciaenid fishes, such as Umbrina roncador (yellowfin croaker), that utter croaking noises
3.  a grumbling person

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Local residents of the area were amazed to be catching rock-fish, croaker,
  white perch and spot.
But working weekends and evenings is essential, as croaker says.
Flounder, spot, croaker and bluefish as well as rockfish and sea trout are
  plentiful in the summer.
While spot are consistent everywhere, croaker are not.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature