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suckfish

[ suhk-fish ]
/ ˈsʌkˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) suck·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) suck·fish·es.

a clingfish.

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Origin of suckfish

First recorded in 1745–55; suck + fish
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