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  • n. A woman who sells fish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman who retails fish; a female fishmonger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as fishwife.


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fish +‎ woman


  • Eagerly did Meg long to pour forth to Nelly Trotter, the fishwoman, — whose cart formed the only neutral channel of communication between the Auld Town and the Well, and who was in favour with Meg, because, as Nelly passed her door in her way to the Well, she always had the first choice of her fish, — the merits of her lodger as an artist.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • The fishwoman of Dumarsais can retort on the herb-seller of Euripides, the discobols Vejanus lives again in the Forioso, the tight-rope dancer.

    Les Miserables

  • Opposite them were seated the ci-devant Prince de Chalais, and the present Prince Cambaceres with the ci-devant Comtesse de Beauvais, and Madame Fauve, the daughter of a fishwoman, and the wife of a tribune, a ci-devant barber.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • There was a fishwoman in Cork who was more than a match for the whole fraternity of her order.

    Irish Wit and Humor Anecdote Biography of Swift, Curran, O'Leary and O'Connell

  • She was as much gratified by friendly notice from the milkman, the fishwoman, and the sweep as from Lady Benyon or Count Bartahlinsky; and very early thought it contemptible to jeer at people for want of means and defects of education.

    The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius

  • For if you are, 'said Caper,' I will answer you thus: A fishwoman passing along a street in

    The Continental Monthly , Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • In a similar vein she continued to pour out a volley of loud and abusive words, interlarding them with such oaths and curses as would have surprised a Billinsgate fishwoman.

    The Kentucky Ranger

  • This Sally was a Saltash fishwoman, and you must have heard of _them_, at all events.

    News from the Duchy

  • Caley, the old squat fishwoman who wears a decayed sailor hat with a sprig of heather in it.

    A Poor Man's House

  • In the vocabulary of a prig, but in the wrath of a fishwoman, I execrated Scott Gholson; his jealousies, his disclosures, his religion, his mispronunciations; and Ned Ferry -- that cockerel!

    The Cavalier


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