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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Where to Find Belize's Adventurous Side, From Snorkeling to Hiking," 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, "The fight against Nigeria’s northeast terrorism is also a battle against climate change," 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, "‘Everybody’s happy today’: Irvine Lake reopens to the public," 21 Aug. 2019 The Koli drape, from coastal Goa, turns the sari into pants to enable freedom of movement for fisherwomen. Meara Sharma, Vogue, "Why I Am Taking the Sari Back to the Street," 30 Apr. 2019 Whether a novice or experienced fisherwoman, everyone is welcome. Susan B. Barnes, USA TODAY, "Leave the kids behind: Summer camp for adults," 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, "20 Things That Take Longer Than the Nose Ascent," 18 June 2018 Royal Caribbean also offers classes and gastro-tours that include cooking the day’s catch with an Alaskan fisherwoman or creating your own chocolates in St. Kitts. Veronica Stoddart, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Cruise (Hint: the Food)," 12 June 2018 A lonely sounding fisherwoman trawling off the coast of South Africa cast her net wide and wrote to me on yellow legal-pad paper. Michael Engelhard, Alaska Dispatch News, "Dating, Alaska style: Casting a wide net," 5 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of fisherwoman

1816, in the meaning defined above

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16 May 2020

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“Fisherwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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: a woman who catches fish

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