Fishmonger vs Fisho - What's the difference?

fishmonger | fisho |


As nouns the difference between fishmonger and fisho

is that fishmonger is (british) a person who sells fish (a female fishmonger can also be called a fishwife) while fisho is (australia|slang) a fisherman.

fishmonger

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (British) A person who sells fish. (A female fishmonger can also be called a fishwife.)
  • (British, rare) A fishmonger's, a fishmonger's shop: a shop that sells fish.
  • * 1931 , Grace Hegger Lewis, Half a Loaf , H. Liveright (publisher), page 225:
  • And Susan, sure of this inevitable answer, would ask Cook to pop into the fishmonger for a nice bit of salmon,
  • * 1990 , Elizabeth Jane Howard, The Light Years , Simon and Schuster (1995), ISBN 9780671527938, page 294:
  • A nice woman at the fishmonger in Earl’s Court Road—she had to walk miles to find a fish shop—told her how to cook the fillets of plaice she bought.
  • * 2007 , Leslie Ann Bosher, To the Manor Drawn , Murdoch Books, ISBN 9781921259890, page 157:
  • Cornish peppered mackerel, smoked haddock, Scottish herring and pearl-white skate wings are all laid on a bed of crushed ice at the fishmonger .
  • (archaic) A pimp.
  • "Excellent well; you are a fishmonger ." - William Shakespeare, said by Hamlet to Polonius. (Act 2, Scene 2)

    fisho

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Australia, slang) A fisherman.
  • * 2000 , Paul Worsteling, Fishing Western Port , page 36,
  • This channel is often used as a short cut by fishos who launch at Stony Point and fish the Corinella region.
  • * {{quote-newsgroup
  • , title=Any Perth fishos , group=aus.sport.fishing , author=Bob McNair , date=October 7 , year=2001 , passage=Are there any Perth fishos that regularly check this ng? citation
  • * 2007 , Rod Harrison, Forward'', Steve Cooper, ''Fishing Techniques: Salt and Fresh Water , page 7,
  • Fishing Techniques is a landmark contribution to the fisho think tank. Read and enjoy — somewhere, someway it will make your time on the water more enjoyable and more productive.
  • (Australia, slang) A fishmonger.
  • Derived terms

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