noun, plural (especially collectively) ti·ger·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) ti·ger·fish·es.

a large, voracious, freshwater game fish, Hydrocyenus goliath, of African rivers.

Nearby words

  1. tiger snake,
  2. tiger swallowtail,
  3. tiger! tiger! burning bright,
  4. tiger's-eye,
  5. tigereye,
  6. tigerish,
  7. tigerishly,
  8. tiggerish,
  9. tighina,
  10. tight

Origin of tigerfish

First recorded in 1890–95; tiger + fish

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