noun mer·maid \ˈmər-ˌmād\

: an imaginary sea creature that has a woman's head and body and a fish's tail instead of legs

Full Definition of MERMAID

:  a fabled marine creature with the head and upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish

Origin of MERMAID

Middle English mermayde, from mere sea (from Old English) + mayde maid — more at marine
First Known Use: 14th century
MERMAID Defined for Kids


noun mer·maid \ˈmər-ˌmād\

Definition of MERMAID for Kids

:  an imaginary sea creature usually shown with a woman's head and body and a fish's tail


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