Atlantic croaker Word Origin noun
- See under .
Origin of Atlantic croaker First recorded in 1945–50 croaker [kroh-ker] noun
- a person or thing that .
- any of several sciaenoid fishes that make a noise, especially Micropogonias undulatus (Atlantic croaker), found off the Atlantic coast of the southern U.S.
- a person who grumbles or forebodes evil.
- Slang. .
Origin of croaker First recorded in 1630–40;+ British Dictionary definitions for atlantic croaker croaker noun
- an animal, bird, etc, that croaks
- any of various mainly tropical marine sciaenid fishes, such as Umbrina roncador (yellowfin croaker), that utter croaking noises
- a grumbling person
Word Origin and History for atlantic croaker croaker n.
“prophet of evil,” 1630s, agent noun from(v.); a reference to the raven (cf. Middle English crake “a raven,” early 14c., from Old Norse kraka “crow,” of imitative origin).