What does the word goldfish mean?

Usage examples for goldfish

  1. Maybe a policeman began laughing and fell in a cistern and came out with a wheelbarrow full of goldfish wearing new jewelry. – Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg
  2. They wanted to go to school with all their hearts, and the idea that any one could tire of that magical place, where chalk and blackboards and goldfish and geography globes mingled in riotous profusion, had never entered their busy minds. – Four Little Blossoms and Their Winter Fun by Mabel C. Hawley
  3. A good name, he seems to believe, is something which a woman carries tightly clasped in both arms like a bowl of goldfish. – Seeing Things at Night by Heywood Broun