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[fel-muhng-ger, -mong-] /ˈfɛlˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-/
noun, Chiefly British.
a preparer of skins or hides of animals, especially sheepskins, prior to leather making.
Origin of fellmonger
First recorded in 1520-30; fell4 + monger
Related forms
fellmongering, fellmongery, noun Unabridged
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  • In the first instance, therefore, we have to consider the work of the fellmonger, the separation of wool and pelt.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
  • Those preliminary operations are the work of the fellmonger.

    Leather K. J. Adcock
  • Wool is also removed from sheep by the periodic shearing, and in this case does not reach the fellmonger at all.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for fellmonger


a person who deals in animal skins or hides
Derived Forms
fellmongering, fellmongery, noun
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