- an imaginary sea creature with the head and upper body of a beautiful woman and the tail of a fish
- a girl or woman who swims well
Origin of mermaidMiddle English mermayde: see mere and amp; maid
A legendary sea creature having the head and upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish.
Origin of mermaidMiddle English : mere, sea, lake; see mere2 + maid, maid; see maid.