(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:
* 1990 , Elizabeth Jane Howard, The Light Years , Simon and Schuster (1995), ISBN 9780671527938,
- And Susan, sure of this inevitable answer, would ask Cook to pop into the fishmonger for a nice bit of salmon,
* 2007 , Leslie Ann Bosher, To the Manor Drawn , Murdoch Books, ISBN 9781921259890,
- 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.
(archaic) A pimp.
- Cornish peppered mackerel, smoked haddock, Scottish herring and pearl-white skate wings are all laid on a bed of crushed ice at the fishmonger .
- "Excellent well; you are a fishmonger ." - William Shakespeare, said by Hamlet to Polonius. (Act 2, Scene 2)
(Australia, slang) A fisherman.
* 2000 , Paul Worsteling, Fishing Western Port ,
- This channel is often used as a short cut by fishos who launch at Stony Point and fish the Corinella region.
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* 2007 , Rod Harrison, Forward'', Steve Cooper, ''Fishing Techniques: Salt and Fresh Water ,
(Australia, slang) A fishmonger.
- 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.