fishmonger

noun

fish·​mong·​er ˈfish-ˌmäŋ-gər How to pronounce fishmonger (audio)
-ˌməŋ-
chiefly British
: a fish dealer

Examples of fishmonger in a Sentence

You can get fresh cod at the fishmonger's.
Recent Examples on the Web Ask the fishmonger to scale and gut the fish, and to remove the gills, which can impart a bitter flavor. Domenica Marchetti, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Tips for preparation: Call the fishmonger at Cosentino’s Market in Brookside (816-523-3700) or Broadway Butcher Shop (816-931-2333) to order octopus, which starts at around $15 a pound. Mary G. Pepitone, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 Population density is great news for fishmongers, flower merchants, and bakers. Rick Steves, Chicago Tribune, 15 Aug. 2023 This history tends to make islanders tough and rooted in their own reality, à la the flinty fishmongers and conch divers of Our Blues. Gary Shteyngart, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Nov. 2023 Focus on finding the best quality oysters from your local fishmonger—our simple oyster recipes will take it from there. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 20 Nov. 2023 Maclean would buy fish from a local fishmonger—at retail prices—with government money, and then put them out for the eagles to eat. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 13 Sep. 2023 And under these arches, these sort of colonnades, there was a fishmonger. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Sep. 2023 Kishida on Thursday ate octopus caught by a Fukushima fishmonger who was selling in Tokyo as reporters watched. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 31 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fishmonger was in the 15th century

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“Fishmonger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fishmonger. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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