Definitions

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  • n. A mythological creature with a human upper half (head, arms, and torso) and a piscine lower half.

Etymologies

From mer- +‎ person. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's about this boy vampire that falls in love with this girl who's a werewolf/merperson (but she doesn't know it) and there's this other guy who's a cross between a warlock/faerie but he's also one-eight French.

    More Stuff That Bores Us; Or, Knock It Off, Already

  • Why does The Little Mermaid sacrifice her very identity as a merperson to get her man?

    Caroline Heldman: Love Your Body Day

  • OK, OK, so maybe you are hardly ever - or maybe never - a merperson in world and certainly not IRL, but our own Akasha Wachmann has created a fantasyscape and playground that definitely merits your visit.

    Swim-in Theatre and MerMall

  • Dumbledore was crouching at the water's edge, deep in conversation with what seemed to be the chief merperson, a particularly wild and ferocious-looking female.

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • Four people were bound tightly to the tail of the stone merperson.

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • A choir of merpeople was singing in the middle, calling the champions toward them, and behind them rose a crude sort of statue; a gigantic merperson hewn from a boulder.

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • As soon as we tired of making fun of his freakish merperson body, we found out he's an illiterate dumb-dumb.

    Comedy Central Insider Blog

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