One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A fisherman who works in the Grand Banks area off the coast of Newfoundland (now historical).
2An angler who fishes from the bank of a river, lake, etc., rather than from a boat.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in J. Hector St. John De Crèvecoeur (1735–1813), writer on America and farmer.
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