Fisherman etymology


English word fisherman comes from English fisher, English -man

Etymology of fisherman

Detailed word origin of fisherman

Dictionary entry Language Definition
fisher English (en) A person attempting to catch fish.. A person who catches fish, especially for a living.. A ship used for fishing. A North American marten, Martes pennanti, that has thick brown fur.. The fur of Martes pennanti.
-man English (en) In certain cases, someone (implied male) who derives from a particular nationality.. Someone (implied male) who has special characteristics relating to a topic or area.. Someone (implied male) who is an expert in an area.. Someone (implied male) who is employed or holds a position in an area.
fisherman English (en) A boat used for commercial fishing.. A fisher, a person engaged in fishing:. A person whose profession is catching fish.. Any person who attempts to catch fish.

Words with the same origin as fisherman

Descendants of -man

chairman handyman