goosefish [goos-fish] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural (especially collectively) goose·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) goose·fish·es.

  1. angler(def 3).

Origin of goosefish An Americanism dating back to 1800–10; goose + fish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for goosefish Historical Examples of goosefish

  • The name devil-fish is also given to the Octopus and to the Goosefish or Angler.

    Fast Nine

    Alan Douglas

  • They sometimes call it a goosefish, because it attacks wild geese, but the right name is fishing-frog or angler.

    The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries

    Francis Rolt-Wheeler

  • British Dictionary definitions for goosefish goosefish noun plural -fish or -fishes

    1. US another name for monkfish (def. 1)

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