Definition of Fishwife

1. Noun. Someone who sells fish.

Exact synonyms: Fishmonger
Generic synonyms: Bargainer, Dealer, Monger, Trader



Definition of Fishwife

1. n. A fishwoman.

Definition of Fishwife

1. Noun. A woman who sells or works with fish. ¹

2. Noun. (pejorative) A vulgar, abusive or nagging woman with a loud, unpleasant voice. ¹

3. Noun. (context: Geordie pejorative) Term of abuse, usually directed at women, implying lack of personal hygiene. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fishwife

1. a woman who sells fish [n -WIVES]

Medical Definition of Fishwife

1. A fishwoman. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Fishwife Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fishwife

fishsellers
fishskin
fishskins
fishtail
fishtail bit
fishtail palm
fishtailed
fishtailing
fishtails
fishtank
fishtanks
fishway
fishways
fishwich
fishwiches
fishwife (current term)
fishwives
fishwoman
fishwomen
fishworm
fishworms
fishy
fishy wishies
fishy wishy
fisk
fisked
fisking
fisks
fisnomie
fisnomies

Literary usage of Fishwife

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1. The British Drama: Comprehending the Best Plays in the English Language by Sir Walter Scott, Walter Scott (1804)
"Yonder fishwife Will not away. And there's your giantess, The bawd of Lambeth. Sub. Heart, I cannot speak with them. Dal. Not afore night, I have told them, ..."

2. A Cyclopædic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language Spoken in British Central by David Clement Ruffelle Scott (1892)
"... or of a man carrying a burden (as a fishwife her creel), of a fowl that has swallowed a frog, or that sits sick with its head clown upon its shoulders. ..."

3. A Tour in Tartan-land by Cuthbert Bede (1863)
"... Dons—Cleanliness amid Filth—The Fishwives' Train—The Fishwives at Church—The Fishwives on their Rounds—Cheapening a Purchase—Ballasting a fishwife—The ..."

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