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

  • n. Chiefly British One that sells fish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who sells fish. (The female form is fishwife.)
  • n. A fishmonger's, a fishmonger's shop: a shop that sells fish.
  • n. A pimp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dealer in fish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A seller of fish; a dealer in fish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who sells fish


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fish +‎ monger


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  • Remember instead the sound of your grandmother calling the fishmonger every day for last-minute orders of your favorites.

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  • It would make a fishmonger proud, Dair grumbled from behind.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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