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croaker

[ kroh-ker ]
/ ˈkroʊ kər /
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noun
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.
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Origin of croaker

First recorded in 1630–40; croak + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for croaker

croaker
/ (ˈkrəʊkə) /

noun
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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