merman


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mer·man

 (mûr′măn′, -mən)
n.
A legendary sea creature having the head and upper body of a man and the tail of a fish.

merman

(ˈmɜːˌmæn)
n, pl -men
(European Myth & Legend) a male counterpart of the mermaid
[C17: see mermaid]

mer•man

(ˈmɜrˌmæn)

n., pl. -men.
(in folklore) a male marine creature, having the head, torso, and arms of a man and the tail of a fish.
[1595–1605; earlier mere-man; see mere2, man]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Merman - United States singer who appeared in several musical comedies (1909-1984)
2.merman - half man and half fishmerman - half man and half fish; lives in the sea
imaginary being, imaginary creature - a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
Translations

merman

[ˈmɜːmæn] N (mermen (pl)) → tritón m

merman

n pl <-men> → Nix m, → Wassergeist m
References in classic literature ?
Descending into the sea again after dinner, and ascending out of it at the Opera staircase, preceded by one of their gondoliers, like an attendant Merman, with a great linen lantern, they entered their box, and Mr Sparkler entered on an evening of agony.
The Merman with his light was ready at the box-door, and other Mermen with other lights were ready at many of the doors.
While I was battering away at the pyramid, a sort of badger-haired old merman, with a hump on his back, takes me by the shoulders, and slews me round.
112} Now there is in Ithaca a haven of the old merman Phorcys, which lies between two points that break the line of the sea and shut the harbour in.
This is the haven of the old merman Phorcys, and here is the olive tree that grows at the head of it; [near it is the cave sacred to the Naiads;] {122} here too is the overarching cavern in which you have offered many an acceptable hecatomb to the nymphs, and this is the wooded mountain Neritum.
A mass of timber on its head, carved into the dim and distant semblance of a cocked hat, together with a representation of a star on the left breast and epaulettes on the shoulders, denoted that it was intended for the effigy of some famous admiral; but, without those helps, any observer might have supposed it the authentic portrait of a distinguished merman, or great sea-monster.
He yelled and swam lustily like a merman, keeping up with the ship.
In Guillermo del Toro's quirky fantasy-romance 'The Shape of Water,' a mute woman discovers a connection with a merman that's being held captive in a research facility-like a reverse 'Beauty and the Beast,' with a Cold War twist.
The script, co-written by Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, doesn't sugar-coat the central romance between a mute cleaning lady and a carnivorous merman.
Once again, Birdland favorite Klea Blackhurst will star as Ethel Merman with a star-studded supporting cast lead by Tony Nominee Anita Gillette, Fred Applegate, Bill Nolte, Adam Grupper, Eddie Korbich, Brian Charles Rooney, F.
1934: Cole Porter's Anything Goes opened in New York and made a star of Ethel Merman (pictured).
The boys are beachcombing and find a merman with a dislocated shoulder.