fish·​mong·​er | \ ˈfish-ˌmäŋ-gər How to pronounce fishmonger (audio) , -ˌməŋ- \

Definition of fishmonger

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 My father bought it from the Portuguese fishmongers found in Kensington Market, the city’s immigrant enclave. 1843, "Why bacalhau will always taste like home," 31 Oct. 2019 Thousands of coho salmon and steelhead trout once spawned in the watershed, a bounty memorialized in the name Pescadero, Spanish for fishmonger. Peter Fimrite,, "Restoring a San Mateo County creek to keep new generations of fish thriving," 5 Nov. 2019 In 2014, a fishmonger named Meilech Schnitzler threw bleach into his face in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Linda Stasi, Harper's magazine, "Secrets and Lies," 16 Sep. 2019 Find a reliable seafood counter or store and get to know the fishmonger and their suppliers. Los Angeles Times, "The 3 best options for buying shrimp," 7 Aug. 2019 At the fish counter, each of the whole fish have candy googly eyes stuck on, because the fishmonger is kooky. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "What My Dream Grocery Store Looks Like," 3 Aug. 2019 Buy fresh, live mussels in the shell from a reputable fishmonger or market. Karoline Boehm Goodnick,, "Recipe: Mussels simmered with tomatoes and lager is a dish you might find at a restaurant," 24 June 2019 As with every seafood product, the same advice holds: Know your suppliers and their standards and make friends with your fishmonger, who can steer you to what’s best in the market. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Cooking shellfish: Chef Paul Arias shares recipes and tips," 18 June 2019 Her work updates the 18th-century landscapes of Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Hubert Robert, who portrayed fishmongers and peasants milling about amid the gargantuan ruined splendors of ancient Rome. Steven Litt,, "Cuyahoga 50 photo shows uncover fresh takes on the recovery of a once combustible river," 30 June 2019

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First Known Use of fishmonger

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Fishmonger.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of fishmonger

chiefly British : a person or shop that sells fish

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