Definition of driftfish in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdriftˌfiSH/ /ˈdrɪftˌfɪʃ/

noundriftfish, driftfishes

  • A slender-bodied bottom-dwelling fish found in the deeper waters of warm seas.

    Family Nomeidae (or Stromateidae): several genera, in particular Ariomma

    ‘I think the fish is a driftfish.’
    • ‘The man-of-war fish is a driftfish found in all tropical and subtropical oceans of the world.’