merman
noun Date: 1601 a fabled marine creature with the head and upper body of a man and the tail of a fish

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  • Merman — A representation of a Merman from the 17th century Mythology World mythology Grouping Mythological Sub grouping Water spirit Country …   Wikipedia

  • Merman — Mer man, n.; pl. {Mermen}. The male corresponding to {mermaid}; a sea man, or man fish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • merman — (n.) c.1600, lit. man of the sea, from first element in MERMAID (Cf. mermaid) (q.v.) + MAN (Cf. man) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • merman — [mʉr′man΄] n. pl. mermen [mʉr′men΄] [ME mereman: see MERE2 + MAN] 1. an imaginary sea creature with the head and upper body of a man and the tail of a fish 2. a man or boy who swims well …   English World dictionary

  • Merman — Ethel Merman Ethel Merman (* 16. Januar 1908 in Astoria (Queens, New York City); † 15. Februar 1984 in New York City) war eine US amerikanische Schauspielerin und Sängerin …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Merman — This distinguished British surname recorded in a wide range of spellings including: More, Mores, Moor, Moores, Moors, Merman, Moreman, Morman, Moorman, and in Scotland Muir, has a number of possible origins. The first is a topographical name for… …   Surnames reference

  • merman — /ˈmɜmæn/ (say merman) noun (plural mermen) an imaginary man of the sea, corresponding to a mermaid. {earlier mere man, from mere2 + man} …   Australian English dictionary

  • merman — /merr man /, n., pl. mermen. 1. (in folklore) a male marine creature, having the head, torso, and arms of a man and the tail of a fish. 2. a highly skilled male swimmer. [1595 1605; earlier mere man; see MERE2, MAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • merman — noun A legendary creature, human male from the waist up, fishlike from the waist down …   Wiktionary

  • merman — mer·man || mÉœrmÉ™n / mɜː n. imaginary sea creature with the upper body of a man and a lower body like a fish tail (Legendary) …   English contemporary dictionary

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