Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who carries fish about the country for sale; a fish-hawker; a cadger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A mounted peddler of fish; -- called also jouster.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A mounted peddler of fish.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Or, as White also points out, it may derive from the word "jowter," meaning fishmonger, a term that was used in coastal regions of England as early as the 16th century.

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  • Or, as White also points out, it may derive from the word "jowter," meaning fishmonger, a term that was used in coastal regions of England as early as the 16th century.

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  • Or, as White also points out, it may derive from the word "jowter," meaning fishmonger, a term that was used in coastal regions of England as early as the 16th century.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Optionally, if you select jowter as the preferred etymology, then is the dish composed of fish purchased from a mounted peddler?

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  • Optionally, if you select jowter as the preferred etymology, then is the dish composed of fish purchased from a mounted peddler?

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  • John Thorne in Serious Pig notes that "chowder" may have come from Cornwall where jowter once meant an itinerant fish-hawker.

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  • Milton may ‘bring it off, ’ largely through knowing how to dodge the interval and contrive that it shall at any rate be brief: but, as Bagehot noted, when we come to Tennyson and find Tennyson in Enoch Arden informing us of a fish-jowter, that: —Enoch’s white horse, and Enoch’s ocean-spoil

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  • Not three months back his mother's brother goes dead an 'leaves en a legacy,' pon which, he sets up as jowter -- han'some painted cart, tidy little mare, an 'all complete, besides a bravish sum laid by.

    I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales

  • "Your father was very anxious that I should supplant this young jowter --"

    I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales

  • Your father (who, I must say, honours me with considerable trust, seeing that he knows nothing about me) was good enough to suggest that your affection for this young fish-jowter was a transient fancy -- "

    I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales

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