A name given in the United States to various species of siluroid fishes; as, the yellow cat (Amiurus natalis); the bind cat (Gronias nigrilabrus); the mud cat (Pilodictic oilwaris), the stone cat (Noturus flavus); the sea cat (Arius felis), etc. This name is also sometimes applied to the wolf fish. See Bullhrad.
My husband calls me 'catfish.' He says I'm all mouth and no brains. Dolly Parton
I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish. Edith Sitwell
Catfish is not playing guitar no more, he's doing like a home-front thing. He had been in the business around ten years before I got in it, so I guess he's had enough of it. Bootsy Collins
I think it was just an opera. Now, you go to opera, you expect to see and hear what the opera is. So, it was Catfish Row. It was singers. Marvelous voices. It didn't make no difference what color they were. Cab Calloway
We have sat on the river bank and caught catfish with pin hooks. The time has come to harpoon a whale. John Hope