[ skwee-teeg ]
/ skwiˈtig /

noun, plural sque·teagues, (especially collectively) sque·teague.

an Atlantic food fish, Cynoscion regalis, of the croaker family.
any of several other Atlantic fishes of the same genus; sea trout.

Nearby words

  1. squeezebox,
  2. squeezed joint,
  3. squeezy,
  4. squeg,
  5. squelch,
  6. squib,
  7. squib kick,
  8. squibb,
  9. squid,
  10. squidgy

Origin of squeteague

1795–1805, Americanism; < southeastern New England Algonquian, orig. plural (compare obsolete E dial. chickwit, squit, etc. < singular of the same word, cognate with Mohegan (E spelling) cheegut)

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British Dictionary definitions for squeteague


/ (skwɪˈtiːɡ) /

noun plural -teague or -teagues

any of various sciaenid food fishes of the genus Cynoscion, esp C. regalis, of the North American coast of the Atlantic Ocean

Word Origin for squeteague

C19: from Narraganset pesukwiteag, literally: they give glue; so called because glue is made from them

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