noun, plural fish·wives.
Origin of fishwife
Examples from the Web for fishwife
I have enough of this life; I have had enough of these fishwife's manners.A Chambermaid's Diary|Octave Mirbeau
This Thenardier female was like the product of a wench engrafted on a fishwife.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
He finally stopped looking at the fishwife—he met his companion's enquiry.What Maisie Knew|Henry James
But when I got to the other end of the bridge there was no other fishwife to be seen.The King of Schnorrers|Israel Zangwill
The boy was placed at the helm, and the fishwife and her brother took the oars.The Heir of Kilfinnan|W.H.G. Kingston