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English definition of “barracuda”

barracuda

noun [C]     /ˌbær.əˈkuː.də/
a large tropical sea fish with sharp teeth, that eats other fish and can attack peopleSea fishFish and seafood US disapproving a person who does business in a way that shows they only think about their own advantage, even if this harms others: In the world of high finance, you have to keep an eye on the barracudas.Unpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
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