Definition of monnisher in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɒnɪʃə/


(also mollisher)
slang, rare
  • A girl, a woman; especially a prostitute. Later also: the girlfriend of a thief or criminal.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Session Papers Old-Bailey. Probably from Angloromani (English Romani) mónoshi woman, wife from Romani månuš man (from Sanskrit manuṣya human being, man, (in later use) male person) + -ī feminine suffix.