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The term used for a female fishmonger is?

Question #67168. Asked by peasypod.

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zbeckabee
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zbeckabee
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Answer has 4 votes.

Currently voted the best answer.

Jun 19 2006, 7:45 PM
peasypod
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peasypod
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Yes, fishwife is the one. I do get excited over the etymology of certain words, such as this one. Wonder if this guy is our Frankiebabe's other half?

link http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=20010625

Jun 19 2006, 8:06 PM
davejacobs
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I had thought that fish-wives were the women who worked in the sheds by the docks, gutting and sometimes salting the fish that their husbands, the fishermen on the boats, had brought in..
But my dictionary agrees with zb and peas, so I've learned something today.
So what are those female fish-gutters called?

Jun 20 2006, 1:44 AM
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zbeckabee
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davejacobs--Fishmongers (like butchers and the like) go the whole 9 yards...they purchase, clean AND sell the fish.

A few rules for fishmongers follows with this link:

link http://www.trytel.com/~tristan/towns/florilegium/economy/ectol09.html

Jun 20 2006, 6:40 AM
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