noun, plural (especially collectively) her·ring, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) her·rings.
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Origin of herring
OTHER WORDS FROM herringher·ring·like, adjective
Words nearby herring
How to use herring in a sentence
In spring I like to watch herring as they return from the ocean.How “My Octopus Teacher” Defied Convention - Issue 99: Universality|Brandon Keim|April 14, 2021|Nautilus
Koenig makes a big deal out of this call and frames it as a massive red herring.The Scoop on ‘Serial’: Making Sense of The Nisha Call, Asia's Letters, and Our Obsession|Emily Shire|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nevertheless, Brian Rogers, a McCain aide pushed back against UANI, calling the Rio Tinto-Iran connection “a red herring.”
This can easily be mistaken for a kipper, the smoked herring that is on the breakfast menus of many British hotels.
“All the recent notoriety is just an added bonus to the fact that we are doing what we love,” says Herring.
“I feel like a lot of people missed it,” says Herring, despondently.
During the other seasons there are other kinds of fish, but at that time it was the Herring season.
He forgets, you see, that he possessed an unusual constitution, and the temperament of a Norwegian herring.Dope|Sax Rohmer
The Judge inquired if that was the sole object of the plaintiff, or was it not rather baiting with a sprat to catch a herring?
There are an extensive mackerel and herring fishery, and motor engineering works.
But we have to discuss the red-herring, not of the artful politician, anxious to dodge his hearers, but of the breakfast-table.East Anglia|J. Ewing Ritchie
British Dictionary definitions for herring
noun plural -rings or -ring
Word Origin for herring
Idioms and Phrases with herring
see dead as a doornail (herring); red herring.