Meaning of poissarde in English:

poissarde

Pronunciation /ˈpwasɑːd/ /ˈpwɑːsɑːd/

noun

historical
  • Any of the Parisian market women who led riots during the French Revolution.

Origin

Late 18th century. From French poissarde market woman, fishwife, feminine of †poissard thief from poix pitch (from classical Latin pic-, pix) + -ard, so called because things ‘stick to their fingers’.