American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A woman who sells fish.
- n. A woman regarded as coarse and shrewishly abusive.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who sells fish.
- n. A woman who sells or works with fish. (The female form of fishmonger.)
- n. pejorative A vulgar, abusive or nagging woman with a loud, unpleasant voice.
- n. Geordie, pejorative Term of abuse, usually directed at women, implying lack of personal hygiene.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fishwoman.
- n. A woman who abusively scolds other people, often using coarse or vulgar language.
- n. someone who sells fish
- Wife in the now-obsolete meaning woman (see also midwife). (Wiktionary)
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“If you don't validate me utterly you are a fishwife!" is not the response of a man who thinks with the head on his shoulders.”
“We are living, apparently, at the mercy of people with the manners of a chimpanzee and the tongue of a Sicilian fishwife.”
“I had too many as it was, and it made me feel like a fishwife.”
“For a moment she dropped the careful masque of the unruffled first mistress and looked like an irritated fishwife.”
“A benefit-scrounging layabout fishwife with a mouth on her like the Blackwall Tunnel and Max Clifford on speed-dial?”
“The 230 included a university philosopher, several beauticians and hairdressers, a dentist, a fishwife, a pharmacologist, a wet nurse and a school teacher, who had been denounced by one of her own pupils.”
“That twerp, all eyeliner and lager dithering up Chalk Farm Road under a back-combed barnet, the lips that I'd only seen clenching a fishwife fag and dribbling curses now a portal for this holy sound.”
“Yes | No | Report from fishwife wrote 3 days 3 hours ago”
“Mizolwat - A dirty Wrist like you sick me up? that's a laurel - I knew your kink at fishwife gleam - dirty Wrist says I to myself.”
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