One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of various fishes capable of propelling themselves for short distances on land, including mudskippers (family Gobiidae) and snakeheads (family Channidae).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Goodrich (1793–1860). From walking + fish.
walking fish/ˌwɔːkɪŋ ˈfɪʃ//ˈwɔːkɪŋ ˌfɪʃ/
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