One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person or store that sells fish for food.
- ‘During the 1990s, some 1,000 locally owned food shops - grocers, bakers, butchers and fishmongers - closed each year.’
- ‘Bread came from bakeries, meat from butchers, and fish from a fishmongers and there was only one supermarket in Swindon, he thought.’
- ‘When one visits the only market in the city, one can see fishmongers, butchers and many more people selling things on both sides of the streets.’
- ‘There would be whole rows of butchers, fishmongers and greengrocers, which were known as shambles.’
- ‘Most are blast-frozen on shore and exported whole, though some are filleted or sold fresh to UK fishmongers, supermarkets and restaurants.’
- ‘Use the local fishmonger instead of buying fish fingers from the freezer compartment.’
- ‘Use whichever fish your fishmonger recommends at this time of year; but it should be as thick as possible, and of even thickness.’
- ‘Ask your fishmonger to prepare the fish for you or if you feel adventurous have a go yourself.’
- ‘The vast majority of the fish are ready to be sold to fishmongers, supermarkets and restaurants, and it is still not midday.’
- ‘When my mother was a home economics teacher she taught the full gamut of the subject, purchasing, costing, dietary values of food, how to shop in a butchers, greengrocers and fishmongers.’
- ‘You will have to be early to get your fresh fish before the fishmonger sells out.’
- ‘Traders were bringing in crates of imported goods from across the seas while fishmongers and townsfolk sold their own homemade wares in shops and stalls.’
- ‘She said she knew that children took newspapers along to butchers and fishmongers where they sold them and she was just wondering if something could be done to prevent this.’
- ‘Order a whole one from your fishmonger or market stall at around £18 a fish.’
- ‘Once in a while, order a whole fish from your fishmonger and try cooking it whole, on the bone.’
- ‘I watched the fishmongers pluck the fish from the tank, and take a knife to them.’
- ‘It was decided that a row of shops should be included to house a newsagent, post office, greengrocer, grocery, fishmonger and a butcher.’
- ‘If I were to venture into the city, I could watch fishmongers throw fish at each other for the tourists at the market.’
- ‘But when I want to buy cheese I go to the cheese stall on the market, I buy my meat from a family butchers and fish from the fishmonger.’
- ‘Twenty pubs a month close, 50 butchers, bakers, fishmongers and newsagents shut each week and the average person now travels 900 miles a year to shop for food, says a report published today.’
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