• (British) IPA: /ˈmɪnəʊ/

minnow (plural minnows)

  1. A small freshwater fish of the carp family, Phoxinus phoxinus.
  2. Any small fish.
  3. A relatively small and insignificant person or organization.
  • French: vairon
  • German: Elritze, Bitterfisch, Maipiere, Pfrille
  • Portuguese: vairão
  • Russian: голья́н
  • Spanish: carpa, carpita
Translations Verb

minnow (minnows, present participle minnowing; past and past participle minnowed)

  1. (fishing) To fish for minnows.
  2. (fishing) To fish (especially for trout) using a minnow as bait.

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