from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman who fishes as an occupation or for sport.

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  • n. A woman who fishes.
  • n. A woman whose profession is catching fish.


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  • The fisherwoman is a Greek goddess, Artemis herself, or the Roman deity

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  • The "fisherwoman" could speak French, -- moreover, she could speak it with a wonderfully soft and perfect accent, -- the "person" had studied Homer and Shakespeare, and was conversant with the best literature, -- and, bitterest sting of all, the "peasant" could give every woman in the room a lesson in deportment, grace, and perfect taste in dress.


  • That child loves all things outdoors, and she is quite the little fisherwoman.

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  • Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation fisherwoman, was arrested for disturbing the peace.

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  • One imagines the expert fisherwoman (Hurston) and the expert cook (Rawlings) enjoying each other's company as they floated down the Indian River, which, as Hurston wrote, "passes for the most beautiful river in the world."

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  • I followed the fisherwoman upstairs, her son having disappeared into the recesses of the garage, and soon found myself at the polished dining room table of a home not much bigger than the "fish market" below.

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  • You have the same generosity of spirit as the fisherwoman and her son -- you invite us into your home and life several times a week ... you, too, are a treasure.

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  • This cuts no ice whatever with Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation fisherwoman from the Texas Gulf coast.

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  • I think the appropriate term for a woman would be fisherwoman or angler, or (fill in the blank).

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  • Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation fisherwoman from Texas, who was locked out said she wanted to express the anger of Gulf Coast residents who she said had their lives and livelihoods destroyed.

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