Bloater



a herring cured by being salted and briefly smoked and dried.
a mackerel similarly cured.
a freshwater cisco, Coregonus hoyi, found in the Great Lakes.
Historical Examples

East Anglia J. Ewing Ritchie
Life in the Red Brigade R.M. Ballantyne
Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 103, October 15, 1892 Various
Life in the Red Brigade R.M. Ballantyne
Life in the Red Brigade R.M. Ballantyne
East Anglia J. Ewing Ritchie
Life in the Red Brigade R.M. Ballantyne
A Child of the Jago Arthur Morrison
The Nebuly Coat John Meade Falkner
More Hunting Wasps J. Henri Fabre

noun
a herring, or sometimes a mackerel, that has been salted in brine, smoked, and cured
(Brit, slang) a fat or greedy person

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