- n. Plural form of fishwife.
“The fishwives were a most sturdy and independent class, both in manners and language.”
“You can disagree with her politics, or with some of her campaign strategy, or her overarching philosophy, but if you want to talk about "fishwives" or cackling or crying, man, do I not want to hear it.”
“There was the situation in the past of the 'fishwives' who'd gossip while gutting the fish.”
“From the steep, labyrinthine streets and shouting fishwives of the ancient Alfama district to the city's clacking yellow trolleys, from impressive monuments to the Age of Exploration to singers belting mournful fado ballads in supper clubs, Europe's westernmost capital has an Old World charm that's wholly its own.”
“This is lovely – silky, rather than thin, and creamy without being off-puttingly rich after all, this is a Scottish fishwives' dish.”
“This Li è ge is a place where the crowded streets are dominated by lethal electric trams and the market is made lively by battling, foul-mouthed fishwives.”
“The prostitutes and fishwives who tumble through the satirist's street scenes may well be based on close observation, but they are also exaggerations and fantasies, caricatures held up for the viewer's pity, mirth and scorn.”
“This tiny village is heart and soul for Jasper, and the fishwives and the men are clattering in their rough wooden pattens down the cobbled street that leads to the quay where bobs the little boat that is waiting to take my son away from me.”
““Now girls, I sent you to court to learn elegance, not to quarrel like fishwives.””
“Theyre like fishwives: hard to keep anything quiet once it gets out.”
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