fishwife

[ fish-wahyf ]
/ ˈfɪʃˌwaɪf /

noun, plural fish·wives.

a woman who sells fish.
a coarse-mannered, vulgar-tongued woman.

Origin of fishwife

First recorded in 1375–1425, fishwife is from the late Middle English word fisshwyf. See fish, wife
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British Dictionary definitions for fishwife

fishwife

/ (ˈfɪʃˌwaɪf) /

noun plural -wives

a woman who sells fish
a coarse scolding woman

Derived Forms

fishwifely, adjective
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