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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FISHWIFE

A longshoreman wouldn't have called a fishwife what I called you, you blessed child.

“But sure, they are our fellow-creatures, brother Shane,” exclaimed the fishwife.

Patrick was summoned, and with his father and the fishwife, the boat was launched.

The boy was placed at the helm, and the fishwife and her brother took the oars.

In another Moment, except Help come, the Fishwife will be no more.

This choice remark was accompanied by the grin of a fishwife and the stare of a drab.

I certainly do not resemble a fishwife, she said, nor have I any intention of acting as one.

She with the voice of a fishwife and the scent of a perfumer's shop!'

I have enough of this life; I have had enough of these fishwife's manners.

You will understand that I am not the man to wrangle like a fishwife.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from fish (n.) + wife in the "woman" sense.

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