Atlantic croaker


See under croaker(def 2).

Origin of Atlantic croaker

First recorded in 1945–50

Definition for atlantic croaker (2 of 2)

[ kroh-ker ]
/ ˈkroʊ kər /


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.

Origin of croaker

First recorded in 1630–40; croak + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for atlantic croaker

/ (ˈkrəʊkə) /


an animal, bird, etc, that croaks
any of various mainly tropical marine sciaenid fishes, such as Umbrina roncador (yellowfin croaker), that utter croaking noises
a grumbling person
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