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 Trout is a great option for curing or use other sustainable fish, such as monkfish, halibut, or something recommended by your local fishmonger. Lindsay Campbell, Smithsonian Magazine, "You Can Eat Your Christmas Tree. Here’s How to Do It.," 30 Dec. 2020 This holiday season, Bay Area cooks can turn to a new kind of fishmonger for access to some of California’s best seafood, including abalone, spiny lobster and live sea urchin. Georgia Freedman,, "Some of California’s hardest-to-find seafood is arriving in the Bay Area. Here’s how to get it," 13 Dec. 2020 In a dish named for the fishmonger Higgins’ Seafood in Lafitte, crab claws are sauteed in lemon butter cream sauce. Beth D'addono,, "Danny Millan will open Cava Bistro in Metairie on Nov. 12," 2 Nov. 2020 Frank Theodore, a fishmonger at the Sydney Fish Market, upgraded his Get Fish website after a bleak April and said total sales were up this month compared with last October. New York Times, "Cut Off From the World Again, Australia Now Finds Silver Linings," 31 Oct. 2020 Once the vats’ contents had spent a few months fermenting in the hot sun, the sauce was ready to be siphoned into clay amphorae (like those festooned around the fishmonger’s shop) for storage and transport. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Police Confiscate Roman Amphorae Found Stashed in Spanish Seafood Shop," 27 July 2020 Call on your fishmonger, pick your catch, start juicing some citrus, and use one of the following recipes for an exciting seafood entrée, no heat required. Mary Tomlinson, Southern Living, "What Is Ceviche?," 10 July 2020 One, from a 42-year-old man who worked as a fishmonger, tested positive for the coronavirus. Theresa Waldrop, CNN, "What we know about when -- and where -- coronavirus started appearing," 6 May 2020 However, the French patient, a fishmonger, is not thought to have a direct link to China or a history of recent travel and experts say the French case requires more investigation. NBC News, "WHO urges countries to investigate early COVID-19 cases," 5 May 2020

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First Known Use of fishmonger

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2021

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“Fishmonger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fishmonger

chiefly British : a person or shop that sells fish

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