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[fish-muhng-ger, -mong-] /ˈfɪʃˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-/
noun, Chiefly British
a dealer in fish, especially for eating.
Origin of fishmonger
1300-50; Middle English fysshmongere. See fish, monger Unabridged
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Examples from the web for fishmonger
  • The best way to ensure that the seafood you buy is fresh and properly stored is to find a reliable fishmonger.
  • If your fishmonger doesn't sell sardines already cleaned, it's easy to do yourself.
  • At one, a fishmonger is already inspecting the stacks that arrived that day.
  • If your fishmonger carries sablefish, ask for the fillets to be as close to square as possible.
  • The best place to buy fish must always be your local fishmonger.
British Dictionary definitions for fishmonger


(mainly Brit) a retailer of fish
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Word Origin and History for fishmonger

mid-15c., from fish (n.) + monger (n.).

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