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merman

[ mur-man ]
/ ˈmɜrˌmæn /
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noun, plural mer·men.
(in folklore) a male marine creature, having the head, torso, and arms of a man and the tail of a fish.
a highly skilled male swimmer.
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Origin of merman

1595–1605; earlier mere-man;see mere2, man

Other definitions for merman (2 of 2)

Merman
[ mur-muhn ]
/ ˈmɜr mən /

noun
Ethel Ethel Agnes Zimmerman, 1909–84, U.S. singer, musical comedy star, and actress.
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British Dictionary definitions for merman

merman
/ (ˈmɜːˌmæn) /

noun plural -men
a male counterpart of the mermaid

Word Origin for merman

C17: see mermaid
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