noun, plural fish·wives.
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Perhaps you'll be staggering under a creel like a Newhaven fishwife before you return.A Pair of Schoolgirls|Angela Brazil
Suddenly a clamor was heard on the shore, and soon after a fishwife made her appearance, with rather a singular burden.
"It's no oot o' the kirk window ye'll hae seen him, Sandy, my mon," said a young fishwife.
It was about this time that Giorgione's ladylove won fame by discarding him in that foolish, fishwife fashion.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
Mary became a Greek slave, or a Billingsgate fishwife, with amusing unexpectedness.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes|Israel Zangwill