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 For fish, Song looks for a local fishmonger or a grocery store that shows a lot of focus in their seafood department. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 15 June 2022 The butcher and fishmonger at the local Gristedes market catered to her, as did an Italian greengrocer, setting aside her favorite black-seeded Simpson lettuces. New York Times, 2 May 2022 In comparison, most of Rosella’s fish comes from local fishmonger Greenpoint Fish and Lobster Company, which works with a network of small domestic fisherman around the country. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, 22 Apr. 2022 Daniel Awad, who manages Oliver Tree and Whethan, among others, was similarly obsessed with fishmonger. Elias Leight, Rolling Stone, 26 Jan. 2022 In a tweet that captured the mood of the nation, an Italian man sounded off that the queues at the pharmacy for a rapid antigen test were probably longer than those found at the fishmonger. Vivienne Walt, Fortune, 24 Dec. 2021 There’s fancy stuff, like the rotating selection of oysters sourced from the fish’s pier’s only female fishmonger, tins of caviar and a selection of gourmet cheeses. Globe Staff,, 17 Dec. 2021 The restaurant’s founder, Lyf Gildersleeve, is a fishmonger who grew up in the family trade and has managed Flying Fish across a variety of forms over the last decade. Jordan Michelman, Los Angeles Times, 13 Aug. 2021 The indulgence of Christie is the dream of vacationing, for a little while, in a static world where people never stopped leaving their doors unlocked or gossiping viciously at the local fishmonger’s. New York Times, 27 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fishmonger

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jun 2022

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“Fishmonger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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