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[week-fish] /ˈwikˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) weakfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) weakfishes.
1.
any food fish of the genus Cynoscion, as C. regalis, inhabiting waters along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800, Americanism; < Dutch weekvis (obsolete), equivalent to week soft, weak + vis fish
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weakfish

/ˈwiːkˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
any of several sciaenid sea trouts, esp Cynoscion regalis, a food and game fish of American Atlantic coastal waters
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Word Origin and History for weak-fish

weakfish

n.

1838, from Dutch weekvisch, from week "soft" (see weak).

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