a pink salmon inhabiting North Pacific waters: so-called because of the hump that appears behind the head of the male when it is ready for spawning.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Also called humpy, humpie.
Origin of humpback salmon
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
Words nearby humpback salmon
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