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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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Some officers of the scattered infantry were cursing and railing like fishwives. Their scold- ing voices could be heard above the din.
She was quite innocent, but it had to be done, for the satisfaction of the fishwives of Paris.
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"Taxi drivers are fishwives, so they have all the gossip before anyone else.
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He depicted fishwives many times, hard at work and poignantly waiting for their men to return from sea.
The local golf club put up a prize of a creel (fishing basket) to be contested by the fishwives of the area.
As a work of scholarship on the eighteenth century, it is a masterful and often enlightening work, offering new interpretations of well-known works by authors such as Defoe, Johnson, and Swift, and engaging with previously understudied voices such as those of the Billingsgate fishwives and John "Orator" Henley.
So I went to visit fishing harbours and museums in places like Anstruther and Musselburgh, where I met people whose grandparents had been fishermen and fishwives.
In the Victorian era, we were fishwives and we're wearing corsets and these voluminous skirts, in the mud.
In a collaborative essay, fishwives from London and Amsterdam are compared.
The display also includes Dobson's watercolour of Newcastle fishwives in action in the Guildhall Fishmarket as well as a series of impressive watercolours by the two artists showing the proposed designs for Central Station, which was opened in 1850.