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English word fisherman comes from English fisher, English -man.

Fisherman etymology ?

Fisherman detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fisher English (eng) 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 (eng) 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 (eng) 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
bowman businessman cameraman cartman chairman congressman councilman doorman fireman freeman gunman handyman hangman hitman madman milkman policeman postman salesman sandman seaman snowman watchman wingman