noun fish·er·man \-mən\

: a person (especially a man) who catches fish

Full Definition of FISHERMAN

:  one who engages in fishing as an occupation or for pleasure
:  a ship used in commercial fishing

Examples of FISHERMAN

  1. <fishermen sorting out their catch>

First Known Use of FISHERMAN

15th century
May 24, 2015
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learned or pedantic
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