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merman

1

[ mur-man ]

noun

, plural mer·men.
  1. (in folklore) a male marine creature, having the head, torso, and arms of a man and the tail of a fish.
  2. a highly skilled male swimmer.


Merman

2

[ mur-muhn ]

noun

  1. Ethel Ethel Agnes Zimmerman, 1909–84, U.S. singer, musical comedy star, and actress.

merman

/ ˈmɜːˌmæn /

noun

  1. a male counterpart of the mermaid


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Word History and Origins

Origin of merman1

1595–1605; earlier mere-man; mere 2, man

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Word History and Origins

Origin of merman1

C17: see mermaid

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Example Sentences

In 1960, she made her Broadway debut in Gypsy, opposite Ethel Merman.

She was married to a press agent and, supposedly, had an affair with Ethel Merman.

Playing an aging superhero named Merman (with sidekick Barnacle Boy), Borgnine takes on the “champion of the deep.”

But as usual he could not hope to equal the more sensitive merman whose race had always used that form of communication.

For the merman turned and caught at Dalgard, pulling the larger colonist along a step or two with the urgency of his grip.

The welcoming cry from Sssuri brought his attention back to his companion as the merman broke into a wild run.

The merman uncoiled a length of thin, flexible piping which joined a two-foot canister with a flat piece of metallic fabric.

With infinite care the merman fitted two of the cylinders into the canister and then was forced to set the other aside.

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