[ fish-er-muh n ]
/ ˈfɪʃ ər mən /

noun, plural fish·er·men.

a person who fishes, whether for profit or pleasure.
a ship used in fishing.


Also fish·er·man's. of, relating to, or designating a knitting pattern consisting primarily of cable-stitches executed in a characteristically thick, traditionally off-white yarn, or a garment made in this pattern and yarn: a fisherman sweater.

Origin of fisherman

1400–50; late Middle English fissherman; see fisher, -man

Related forms

non·fish·er·man, noun, plural non·fish·er·men. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fisherman


/ (ˈfɪʃəmən) /

noun plural -men

a person who fishes as a profession or for sport
a vessel used for fishing
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