fish monger
1) a dealer in or seller of fish
2) a bawd, presumably a corruption of flesh monger, dating from the mid-sixteenth century
3) a pimp (slang since the 1500s)
4) a lecher or whoremonger (1800s Britain)

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  • fish-monger — 1) a dealer in or seller of fish 2) a bawd, presumably a corruption of flesh monger, dating from the mid sixteenth century 3) a pimp (slang since the 1500s) 4) a lecher or whoremonger (1800s Britain) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish-monger's daughter — a whore; slang from late sixteenth century …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish-money — a bounty for a certain number of fish caught.fish monger 1) a dealer in or seller of fish …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish fag — female fish monger …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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  • -monger — mon|ger «MUHNG guhr, MONG », verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to deal or traffic in. 2. to spread (pernicious gossip, ill will, or other evil). –n. a person who mongers; trafficker. ╂[back formation < mongering] monger, combining form …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lake Monger — This article is about Lake Monger in suburban Perth. It should not be confused with Mongers Lake in east Perenjori in the Mid West region of Western Australia which is part of the major inland drainage system in that region and is 184 km long and …   Wikipedia

  • Mutton monger — Mutton Mut ton, n. [OE. motoun, OF. moton, molton, a sheep, wether, F. mouton, LL. multo, by transposition of l fr. L. mutilus mutilated. See {Mutilate}.] 1. A sheep. [Obs.] Chapman. [1913 Webster] Not so much ground as will feed a mutton. Sir H …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mutton fish — Mutton Mut ton, n. [OE. motoun, OF. moton, molton, a sheep, wether, F. mouton, LL. multo, by transposition of l fr. L. mutilus mutilated. See {Mutilate}.] 1. A sheep. [Obs.] Chapman. [1913 Webster] Not so much ground as will feed a mutton. Sir H …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fishmonger — /fish mung geuhr, mong /, n. Chiefly Brit. a dealer in fish, esp. for eating. [1300 50; ME fysshmongere. See FISH, MONGER] * * * …   Universalium

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