fishmonger

[ fish-muhng-ger, -mong- ]
/ ˈfɪʃˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ- /
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noun Chiefly British.

a dealer in fish, especially for eating.

Nearby words

  1. fishing tackle,
  2. fishing worm,
  3. fishkill,
  4. fishline,
  5. fishmeal,
  6. fishnet,
  7. fishplate,
  8. fishpond,
  9. fishpound,
  10. fishskin

Origin of fishmonger

First recorded in 1300–50, fishmonger is from the Middle English word fysshmongere. See fish, monger

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British Dictionary definitions for fishmonger

fishmonger

/ (ˈfɪʃˌmʌŋɡə) /

noun

mainly British a retailer of fish
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Word Origin and History for fishmonger

fishmonger

n.

mid-15c., from fish (n.) + monger (n.).

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