fish·​er·​wom·​an ˈfi-shər-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce fisherwoman (audio)
: a woman who fishes as an occupation or for pleasure

Examples of fisherwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bragg is Mendocino’s slightly larger sibling 20 minutes away and has cool restaurants like the Princess Seafood, which is run by an entirely female crew of fisherwomen in a local marina. Liza B. Zimmerman, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 In the fantasy adventure full of dinosaurs, cavepeople and erupting volcanoes, Welch played a fisherwoman who falls for a man (John Richardson) banished from his own tribe. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 15 Feb. 2023 She’s been a commercial fisherwoman—she’s had to work with her hands. Antonia Hitchens, The New Yorker, 16 Aug. 2022 Elisha Lucero was known in her family as a painter, a fisherwoman and a caretaker who had put aside her ambitions to nurse relatives through bouts of poor health. Washington Post, 9 Oct. 2021 An avid fisherwoman, Haaland takes her boat out three or four times a week, always half hoping to catch a massive halibut. Leslie Pariseau, Saveur, 19 Sep. 2016 Further north, on the off-the-grid Cayo Frances, learn to fish from legendary fly fisherwoman Lori-Ann Murphy, and enjoy the placid, shallow waters of the leeward side of the island. Ali Wunderman, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Jan. 2020 Floods and droughts One of them is Hauwa Mohammed, a 70-year-old fisherwoman, who had to flee from the port town of Baga. Alicia Prager, Quartz Africa, 18 Oct. 2019 Fishermen, fisherwomen and their families traveled from as far away as the San Fernando Valley and San Diego. Aliese Muhonen, Daily Pilot, 21 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fisherwoman was in 1816

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“Fisherwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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