Definitions

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

  • n. A woman who sells fish.
  • n. A woman regarded as coarse and shrewishly abusive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A woman who sells or works with fish. (The female form of fishmonger.)
  • n. A vulgar, abusive or nagging woman with a loud, unpleasant voice.
  • n. Term of abuse, usually directed at women, implying lack of personal hygiene.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fishwoman.
  • n. A woman who abusively scolds other people, often using coarse or vulgar language.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman who sells fish.

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

  • n. someone who sells fish

Etymologies

Wife in the now-obsolete meaning woman (see also midwife). (Wiktionary)

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