Definition of fishwife
1 : a woman who sells fish
2 : a vulgar abusive woman
Recent Examples of fishwife from the Web
A Canadian waitress who swears like a fishwife goes on holiday to Boracay.
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Origin and Etymology of fishwife
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
FISHWIFE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fishwife for English Language Learners
: a woman who sells fish
: a rude and rough woman
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