mermen

merman

[mur-man]
noun, plural mermen.
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.

Origin:
1595–1605; earlier mere-man; see mere2, man1

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merman (ˈmɜːˌmæn)
 
n , pl -men
a male counterpart of the mermaid
 
[C17: see mermaid]

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