fish·​er·​wom·​an | \ ˈfi-shər-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce fisherwoman (audio) \

Definition of fisherwoman

: a woman who fishes as an occupation or for pleasure

Examples of fisherwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The Koli drape, from coastal Goa, turns the sari into pants to enable freedom of movement for fisherwomen. Meara Sharma, Vogue, 30 Apr. 2019 Whether a novice or experienced fisherwoman, everyone is welcome. Susan B. Barnes, USA TODAY, 6 July 2018 From professional bass anglers to ice fisherwomen, there are more women than ever out there winning tournaments, hunting down huge stripers, or teaching their kids how to fly-fish. Brendan Leonard, Outside Online, 18 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of fisherwoman

1816, in the meaning defined above

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“Fisherwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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