Fishwife meaning

fĭsh'wīf'
A woman who sells fish.
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A woman regarded as coarse and shrewishly abusive.
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A woman who sells fish.
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A coarse, scolding woman.
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A woman who sells or works with fish. (This is another name for a female fishmonger.)
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(pejorative) A vulgar, abusive or nagging woman with a loud, unpleasant voice.
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(Geordie, pejorative) Term of abuse, usually directed at women, implying lack of personal hygiene.
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Origin of fishwife

  • Wife in the now-obsolete meaning woman (see also midwife).
    From Wiktionary