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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Plural of: A woman who sells cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrates for food;. Also: A scurrilously abusive woman.

Usage examples (35)
  • The fishwives were a most sturdy and independent class, both in manners and language.
  • There was the situation in the past of the 'fishwives' who'd gossip while gutting the fish.
  • The gods shrieked and squawked like divine fishwives.
  • They are quite a feature of Boulogne, the young fishwives. for more
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