American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British One that sells fish.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A seller of fish; a dealer in fish.
- n. UK A person who sells fish. (The female form is fishwife.)
- n. UK, rare A fishmonger's, a fishmonger's shop: a shop that sells fish.
- n. archaic A pimp.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A dealer in fish.
- n. someone who sells fish
- fish + monger (Wiktionary)
“In Shakespeare's Hamlet, some contend, the word fishmonger was a euphemism for a pimp.”
“If you like, I can call the fishmonger to the stand.”
“After all, a fishmonger is a seller of fish, not a spreader.”
“Remember instead the sound of your grandmother calling the fishmonger every day for last-minute orders of your favorites.”
“The fishmonger was a peace-loving man, but he couldn’t curb Giuseppe’s bitterness about Domingo’s apprenticeship.”
“It would make a fishmonger proud, Dair grumbled from behind.”
“A sample main from the specials board, of (famous Shankill Road fishmonger) Walter Ewing's smoked mackerel on thick toast with salad and tapenade (£7.95), was a thoughtful plate of food.”
“As was the value in sourcing ingredients from quality producers, and of having a relationship with those producers—the butcher, the fishmonger, the farmer, the baker.”
“Despite the beginning chill of autumn, I can still smell the rubbish in the bins underneath our window; across the street, our fishmonger still throws the innards onto the cobblestones; our neighbors still fall ill with sicknesses they pass to each other, our girls still die in childbirth.”
“When he is standing in line in the market, Peter overhears the fishmonger say,”
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