[ fel-mong-ger, -muhng- ]

nounChiefly British.
  1. a preparer of skins or hides of animals, especially sheepskins, prior to leather making.

Origin of fellmonger

First recorded in 1520–30; fell4 + monger

Other words from fellmonger

  • fell·mon·ger·ing, fell·mon·ger·y, noun

Words Nearby fellmonger

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How to use fellmonger in a sentence

  • 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
  • Those preliminary operations are the work of the fellmonger.

    Leather | K. J. Adcock

British Dictionary definitions for fellmonger


/ (ˈfɛlˌmʌŋɡə) /

  1. a person who deals in animal skins or hides

Derived forms of fellmonger

  • fellmongering or fellmongery, noun

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