1670s, from American Spanish, perhaps from a Carib word.
barracuda (plural barracuda or barracudas)
- Any large marine fish of the genus Sphyraena that have elongated bodies, a projecting lower jaw, displaying prominent fang-shaped teeth, and are aggressive predators.
- (figuratively) An unethically predatory person.
barracuda f (plural barracudas)
- “barracuda” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).