Merman

[ mur-muh n ]
/ ˈmɜr mən /

noun

EthelEthel Agnes Zimmerman, 1909–84, U.S. singer, musical comedy star, and actress.
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British Dictionary definitions for ethel merman

merman
/ (ˈmɜːˌmæn) /

noun plural -men

a male counterpart of the mermaid

Word Origin for merman

C17: see mermaid
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