merman

[ mur-man ]
/ ˈmɜrˌmæn /

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, man1

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Merman
[ mur-muh n ]
/ ˈmɜr mən /

noun

EthelEthel 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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