What does croaker mean?

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ˈkroʊ kərcroak·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. croakernoun

    the lean flesh of a saltwater fish caught along Atlantic coast of southern U.S.

  2. croakernoun

    any of several fishes that make a croaking noise


  1. croakernoun

    One who croaks

  2. croakernoun

    A vocal pessimist, grumbler, doomsayer.

  3. croakernoun

    A frog

  4. croakernoun

    A fish in the family Sciaenidae, known for the throbbing sounds they make.


  1. croaker

    A croaker is a type of fish known for making a unique 'croaking' noise. They belong to the Sciaenidae family which includes species like drums and weakfish. This noise is produced by their swim bladder which acts like a drum. Generally found in the Atlantic Ocean, croakers are popular for both commercial and sport fishing. The term 'croaker' is also used informally to refer to a person who often complains or predicts bad news.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Croakernoun

    one who croaks, murmurs, grumbles, or complains unreasonably; one who habitually forebodes evil

  2. Croakernoun

    a small American fish (Micropogon undulatus), of the Atlantic coast

  3. Croakernoun

    an American fresh-water fish (Aplodinotus grunniens); -- called also drum

  4. Croakernoun

    the surf fish of California


  1. Croaker

    Croaker is an unincorporated community in James City County, Virginia, United States on the south bank of the York River 10 miles downstream from West Point. The York River is formed from the confluence of the Mattaponi River and the Pamunkey River at West Point. The York River empties into the Chesapeake Bay about 30 miles downstream from Croaker. The name "Croaker" is believed to have derived from the abundant quantity of Atlantic croaker, an inshore, bottom-dwelling fish found in the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the York River. The town of Croaker was known in its early history as Taskinas Plantation, then Hollywood. "Taskinask" was designated by the Tobacco Inspection Act of 1730 as the site public tobacco warehouse where local planters stored their crops to be shipped to England. Croaker had several stores, two schools, a church, and several houses by the early 20th century. Some of the shopkeepers who established a presence before 1950 were members of the Garrett family. Garrett's Grocery is still active today. While much of Croaker is now within the state park, the remaining area is divided among residential, farming, and woodland area. Interstate 64 skirts the edge of the community, and it is accessed from Exit 231, which is signed "Croaker-Norge." The old Richmond-Williamsburg Stage Road, now U.S. Route 60, also is nearby.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. croaker

    A tropical fish which makes a cris-cris noise.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Croaker is ranked #123064 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Croaker surname appeared 140 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Croaker.

    54.2% or 76 total occurrences were White.
    28.5% or 40 total occurrences were Black.
    11.4% or 16 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    3.5% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of croaker in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of croaker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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