chub mackerel


noun

a small mackerel, Scomber japonicus, of Atlantic and Pacific seas and parts of the Indian Ocean.

Nearby words

  1. chu teh,
  2. chu xi,
  3. chuanchow,
  4. chuang-tzu,
  5. chub,
  6. chub rub,
  7. chubb,
  8. chubbiness,
  9. chubby,
  10. chubsucker

Origin of chub mackerel

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15

Also called tinker.

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