fishwife

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fish·wife

 (fĭsh′wīf′)
n. pl. fish·wives (-wīvz′)
1. A woman who sells fish.
2. A woman regarded as coarse and shrewishly abusive.

fishwife

(ˈfɪʃˌwaɪf)
n, pl -wives
1. (Commerce) a woman who sells fish
2. a coarse scolding woman
ˈfishˌwifely adj

fish•wife

(ˈfɪʃˌwaɪf)

n., pl. -wives.
1. a woman who sells fish.
2. a coarse-mannered, raucous woman.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fishwife - someone who sells fishfishwife - someone who sells fish    
bargainer, dealer, monger, trader - someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold

fishwife

noun
A person, traditionally a woman, who persistently nags or criticizes:
Informal: battle-ax.
Translations

fishwife

[ˈfɪʃwaɪf] N (fishwives (pl)) [ˈfɪʃwaɪvz]pescadera f (pej) → verdulera f

fishwife

[ˈfɪʃwaɪf] n
to scream like a fishwife (loudly and angrily) (mainly British)crier comme une poissonnière

fishwife

[ˈfɪʃˌwaɪf] n (pej) → pescivendola
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"It was awful," Zoe Wanamaker remembers, "the amount of rejection and ridicule and resistance that he got from all quarters." There was fishwifely "screaming," she says, when proceeds from the national lottery were designated to fund the $45-million project.