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See definition of fishwife on Dictionary.com
  • as inbattle-ax
  • as inbiddy
  • as inhag
  • as inshrew
  • as invirago

synonyms for fishwife

  • fury
  • hag
  • harpy
  • harridan
  • nag
  • scold
  • shrew
  • termagant
  • virago
  • battleaxe
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How to use fishwife in a sentence

Perhaps you'll be staggering under a creel like a Newhaven fishwife before you return.
A PAIR OF SCHOOLGIRLSANGELA BRAZIL
Suddenly a clamor was heard on the shore, and soon after a fishwife made her appearance, with rather a singular burden.
CHRISTIE JOHNSTONECHARLES READE
"It's no oot o' the kirk window ye'll hae seen him, Sandy, my mon," said a young fishwife.
CHRISTIE JOHNSTONECHARLES READE
It was about this time that Giorgione's ladylove won fame by discarding him in that foolish, fishwife fashion.
LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF THE GREAT, VOLUME 4 (OF 14)ELBERT HUBBARD
Mary became a Greek slave, or a Billingsgate fishwife, with amusing unexpectedness.
THE GREY WIG: STORIES AND NOVELETTESISRAEL ZANGWILL
Scarcely had I alighted when a fishwife ran out of a cabin and addressed me in Basque.
ROMANTIC SPAINJOHN AUGUSTUS O'SHEA
With the aid of a fishwife she pulled away the corpse, discovering the shaken, limp form of the mountebank Cramoisin.
IN THE NAME OF LIBERTYOWEN JOHNSON
A cobbler made a fourth, then two apprentices from a cloth-merchant attached themselves, then a fishwife and a tow-headed newsboy.
IN THE NAME OF LIBERTYOWEN JOHNSON
My madness dresses itself in logic like a fishwife hanging rhinestones in her hair.
FANTAZIUS MALLAREBEN HECHT
These fishwife vehicles, in which one feels one knows not what shadows, set the philosopher to thinking.
LES MISRABLESVICTOR HUGO
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FISHWIFE

  • battleaxe
  • fishwife
  • fury
  • hag
  • harpy
  • harridan
  • nag
  • scold
  • shrew
  • termagant
  • virago
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.