fish·​mong·​er | \ˈfish-ˌmäŋ-gər, -ˌməŋ-\

Definition of fishmonger 

chiefly British

: a fish dealer

Examples of fishmonger in a Sentence

You can get fresh cod at the fishmonger's.

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Or, ask your fishmonger for a sustainably fished local alternative of the appropriate size and grandeur. Elizabeth G. Dunn And Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "The Battle for Thanksgiving Heats Up," 31 Oct. 2018 Buying Poor-Quality Fish When at the fish counter or fishmonger, consider your salmon options carefully. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "Learn How to Cook Salmon by Avoiding These 6 Common Mistakes," 9 Jan. 2018 If your fishmonger steers you away from buying something, be sure to listen. Nicole Sours Larson,, "White fish & vegetables," 9 July 2018 There’s a general store, a weekly farmers’ market, and maybe a decent butcher and fishmonger, but there’s no Whole Foods, no Trader Joe’s, and definitely no Instacart. Carla Lalli Music, Bon Appetit, "If You’re Gonna Cook on Vacation, Bring These Kitchen Tools with You," 28 June 2018 The neighborhood’s commercial strip features squat buildings that are home to decades-old family businesses — two fishmongers, a butcher shop, a Portuguese bakery, a local plumber, an electrician. Katheleen Conti,, "In the shadow of large-scale developments, East Cambridge small businesses brace for impact," 10 May 2018 Since Cape opened in March 2016, Gray, in partnership with head fishmonger Ehder Dominguez, has turned the shop into a destination for more than just fresh fillets. Zan Romanoff,, "This Navy vet turned fishmonger is smoking and curing some of L.A.'s best sustainable seafood," 2 Apr. 2018 In May, a butcher and a fishmonger in separate locations had their windows broken in the span of a week. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, "France’s butchers fear the wrath of ‘militant vegans’," 28 June 2018 The protests began after Mouhcine Fikri, a poor fishmonger, was crushed to death in October 2016 while trying to retrieve fish from a trash compactor. New York Times, "Moroccan Protest Leader Is Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison," 27 June 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of fishmonger

: a person or shop that sells fish

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