[ taw-tog, -tawg ]
/ tɔˈtɒg, -ˈtɔg /


a black food and game fish, Tautoga onitis, inhabiting waters along the North Atlantic coast of the U.S.

Origin of tautog

1635–45, Americanism; < Narragansett (E spelling) tautaũog, plural of taut
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/ (tɔːˈtɒɡ) /


a large dark-coloured wrasse, Tautoga onitis, of the North American coast of the Atlantic Ocean: used as a food fishAlso called: blackfish

Word Origin for tautog

C17: from Narraganset tautauog, plural of tautau sheepshead
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