Meaning of fisho in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɪʃəʊ/

nounplural noun fishos

informal Australian, New Zealand
  • A person who catches or sells fish.

    • ‘the local fishos have dropped off the best of last night's catch’
    • ‘I noticed a fisho wandering up the beach, his line straining and rod almost doubled over.’
    • ‘The fisho was a big Maori bloke, covered in those warrior tattoos.’
    • ‘I thought I'd try the local fisho, because if you were as multi-cultural as I am you'd recognise fish and chips as a valid regional cuisine.’
    • ‘I saw that it was indeed a very sad and tired looking fisho and instantly sensed that I would not be satisfied with the quality.’
    • ‘"It is unique in that it will cater for everybody from families fishing off a beach to serious fishos spending three days at Great Barrier."’
    • ‘The idea that simply being out on the water on a nice day somehow makes up for not catching anything is anathema to genuine fishos.’
    • ‘The dam has been lined with summertime fishos wetting a line this week as the holiday period rolls on.’
    • ‘Local rock fishos have been encountering a few snapper up to three kilograms in the washes south of Swansea.’
    • ‘Most fishos would be a whole lot more supportive if sustainability efforts focused on sensibly reducing bag limits, size limits, etc., instead of being locked out altogether.’
    • ‘A local fisho said he saw up to ten mother humpbacks with calves in the space of a few hours.’


Early 20th century from fish + -o.