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fishwife

[fish-wahyf] /ˈfɪʃˌwaɪf/
noun, plural fishwives.
1.
a woman who sells fish.
2.
a coarse-mannered, vulgar-tongued woman.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English fisshwyf. See fish, wife
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British Dictionary definitions for fish-wives

fishwife

/ˈfɪʃˌwaɪf/
noun (pl) -wives
1.
a woman who sells fish
2.
a coarse scolding woman
Derived Forms
fishwifely, adjective
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Word Origin and History for fish-wives

fishwife

n.

1520s, from fish (n.) + wife in the "woman" sense.

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Slang definitions & phrases for fish-wives

fishwife

noun

The wife of a homosexual man (1970s+ Homosexuals)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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