One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large slender-bodied marine fish living along the east coast of North America, popular as a food fish and for sport.
Cynoscion regalis, family SciaenidaeAlso called sea trout
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’’
Late 18th century: from obsolete Dutch weekvisch, from week ‘soft’ + visch ‘fish’.
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