Definition of

Mackerel

  1. (noun, food) flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish
  2. (noun, animal) any of various fishes of the family Scombridae

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Origin of the word Mackerel

  1. c.1300, from O.Fr. maquerel (Fr. maquereau), of unknown origin but apparently identical with O.Fr. maquerel "pimp, procurer," from a Gmc. source (cf. M.Du. makelaer "broker," from O.Fris. mek "marriage," from maken "to make"). Connection is obscure but medieval people had imaginative notions of the sex lives of animals. The fish approac… more

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Words that sound like Mackerel

managerial, managerially, meagerly, meagrely, mensural, miserly, misrule, mongrel, mozzarella

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