fishwife

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noun fish·wife \ˈfish-ˌwīf\

Definition of fishwife

  1. 1 :  a woman who sells fish

  2. 2 :  a vulgar abusive woman

Origin and Etymology of fishwife

Middle English


First Known Use: 15th century


FISHWIFE Defined for English Language Learners

fishwife

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noun fish·wife \ˈfish-ˌwīf\

Definition of fishwife for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who sells fish

  • : a rude and rough woman

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