noun Date: 15th century chiefly British a fish dealer

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  • Fishmonger — Fish mon ger, n. A dealer in fish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fishmonger — mid 15c., from FISH (Cf. fish) + MONGER (Cf. monger) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fishmonger — ► NOUN ▪ a person or shop that sells fish for food …   English terms dictionary

  • fishmonger — [fish′muŋ΄gər, fishmäŋ΄gər] n. Chiefly Brit. a dealer in fish …   English World dictionary

  • Fishmonger — A fishmonger (fishwife for women practitioners wife in this case used in its archaic meaning of woman ) is someone who sells fish and seafood. In some countries modern supermarkets are replacing fishmongers who operate in shops or markets. Many… …   Wikipedia

  • fishmonger — [[t]fɪ̱ʃmʌŋgə(r)[/t]] fishmongers 1) N COUNT A fishmonger is a shopkeeper who sells fish. [mainly BRIT] 2) N COUNT: oft the N The fishmonger or the fishmonger s is a shop where fish is sold. [mainly BRIT] Purchase your oysters from a reputable… …   English dictionary

  • fishmonger — noun /ˈfɪʃˌmʌŋɡ.ə(ɹ)/ a) A person who sells fish. And Susan, sure of this inevitable answer, would ask Cook to pop into the fishmonger for a nice bit of salmon, b) A fishmongers, a fishmongers shop: a shop that sells fish. A nice woman at the… …   Wiktionary

  • fishmonger — UK [ˈfɪʃˌmʌŋɡə(r)] / US [ˈfɪʃˌmʌŋɡər] noun [countable] Word forms fishmonger : singular fishmonger plural fishmongers someone whose job is to sell fish …   English dictionary

  • fishmonger — fish|mon|ger [ˈfıʃmʌŋgə US ma:ŋgər, mʌŋ ] n BrE 1.) someone who sells fish 2.) also fishmonger s a shop that sells fish …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fishmonger — 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

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