bloater

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English[edit]

Bloaters on yellow paper, by Vincent van Gogh, 1889

Etymology[edit]

bloat +‎ -er, because they swell during preparation.

Noun[edit]

bloater (plural bloaters)

  1. (Britain) A salted, and lightly smoked herring or mackerel.
  2. (Canada, US) A freshwater fish native to the Great Lakes; the species Coregonus hoyi.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (smoked fish): wanker (public school slang)

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