fishwife fishwife


  • (n) someone who sells fish


  1. Among the urbane Oxford and Cambridge tones of the House of Commons, her voice sounds rough and raucous as a Liverpool fishwife's.
  2. Her Juliet is a fishwife haggling unsuccessfully over a flounder rather than a young girl losing the world and her dear life for love.
  3. In a stunning setting of blocks and planes, Lucullus faces a jury of five pale shades: courtesan, teacher, baker, farmer and fishwife.


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    Thursday 13 San Diego’s new math-punk supergroup Ghetto Blaster , featuring Ryan Foxe (Fishwife), John Cota (Hostile Combover, Rats Eyes), Greg Sudor (Irradio), and Cole Mears (Combover), will make their world premiere at Bar Pink tonight.
    on February 15, 2014     Source: San Diego Reader

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  1. "My first real contact with Matt was in 2002 ...... when he wrote that I combined the cheese-grater voice of a Footscray fishwife with the multi-shaded hair of a Toorak trendoid," said Ms Gillard, who represents the Melbourne seat of Lalor....
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Julia Gillard Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. He also said that director Sam Raimi told him "You've come here today with the physique of a fishwife and that doesn't fit into our scheme."
    on Jun 26, 2006 By: Sam Raimi Source:

  3. Blow supported both Treacy and McQueen (McQueen described her as "a cross between a Billingsgate fishwife and Lucretia Borgia") early in their respective careers, putting them up in her flat in Elizabeth Street, Pimlico.
    on May 9, 2007 By: Alexander McQueen Source: Independent

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