barracuda

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English[edit]

a typical barracuda
(Sphyraena sphyraena)

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the 1670s, from Latin American Spanish barracuda, perhaps from a Cariban word.

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Noun[edit]

barracuda (plural barracuda or barracudas)

  1. Any large marine fish of the genus Sphyraena that have elongated bodies, a projecting lower jaw, displaying prominent fang-shaped teeth, and are aggressive predators.
  2. (figuratively) One who uses harsh or predatory means to compete.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English barracuda. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌbɑ.raːˈky.daː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bar‧ra‧cu‧da

Noun[edit]

barracuda f (plural barracuda's)

  1. barracuda, fish of the genus Sphyraena
    Synonym: zeesnoek

French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

barracuda m (plural barracudas)

  1. barracuda

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish barracuda.

Noun[edit]

barracuda m (invariable)

  1. barracuda

Further reading[edit]

  • barracuda in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish barracuda.

Noun[edit]

barracuda f (plural barracudas)

  1. barracuda (large marine fish of the genus Sphyraena)

Further reading[edit]

  • barracuda” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baraˈkuda/, [baraˈkuða]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, perhaps from a Cariban term.

Noun[edit]

barracuda f (plural barracudas)

  1. (zoology) barracuda
    Synonym: picuda

Descendants[edit]

  • Cebuano: barakuda
  • English: barracuda
  • Italian: barracuda
  • Portuguese: barracuda

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