fish-woman
a woman who retails fish. Also a fish-wife

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fish-woman — fishˈwife or fishˈ woman noun 1. A woman who carries fish about for sale 2. A coarse, loud mouthed woman • • • Main Entry: ↑fish …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish woman — a woman who retails fish. Also a fish wife …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish|wife — «FIHSH WYF», noun, plural wives. 1. a woman who uses very coarse and abusive language; termagant. 2. British. a woman who sells fish …   Useful english dictionary

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  • fish — vb Fish, angle mean to attempt to catch fish. Fish implies the use of some apparatus and suggests nothing about the reason; angle, which is chiefly literary except in the derivative angler, implies the use of hook, bait, line, and rod and sport… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fish-fag — fishˈ fag noun (archaic) A woman who sells fish • • • Main Entry: ↑fish …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish|wom|an — «FIHSH WUM uhn», noun, plural wom|en. a woman who sells fish …   Useful english dictionary

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  • fish —    Used of a person in colloquial speech since the eighteenth century, especially in phrases like ‘an odd fish’, ‘a queer fish’. The word was sometimes specifically applied to a sailor. In modern American slang ‘fish’ can have many different… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

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