fishmonger
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈfɪʃˌmʌŋɡ.ə(ɹ)/
Noun

fishmonger (plural fishmongers)

  1. (British) A person who sells fish. (A female fishmonger can also be called a fishwife.)
  2. (British, rare) A fishmonger's, a fishmonger's shop: a shop that sells fish.
    • 1931, Grace Hegger Lewis, Half a Loaf,[http://books.google.com/books?id=kYF5Mwevus8C ] H. Liveright (publisher), page 225:
      And Susan, sure of this inevitable answer, would ask Cook to pop into the fishmonger for a nice bit of salmon, […]
    • 1990, Elizabeth Jane Howard, The Light Years, Simon and Schuster (1995), ISBN 9780671527938, page 294 ↗:
      A nice woman at the fishmonger in Earl’s Court Road—she had to walk miles to find a fish shop—told her how to cook the fillets of plaice she bought.
    • 2007, Leslie Ann Bosher, To the Manor Drawn, Murdoch Books, ISBN 9781921259890, page 157 ↗:
      Cornish peppered mackerel, smoked haddock, Scottish herring and pearl-white skate wings are all laid on a bed of crushed ice at the fishmonger.
  3. (archaic) A pimp.
    "Excellent well; you are a fishmonger." - William Shakespeare, said by Hamlet to Polonius. (Act 2, Scene 2)
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