[fel-muhng-ger, -mong-]

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 formsfell·mon·ger·ing, fell·mon·ger·y, noun
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Examples from the Web for fellmonger

Historical Examples of fellmonger

  • Those preliminary operations are the work of the fellmonger.


    K. J. Adcock

  • 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

  • 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 Formsfellmongering or fellmongery, noun
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