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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Merman \Mer"man\, n.; pl. Mermen. The male corresponding to mermaid; a sea man, or man fish.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, literally "man of the sea," from first element in mermaid (q.v.) + man (n.).


n. A legendary creature, human male from the waist up, fishlike from the waist down.


Mermen are mythical male equivalents and counterparts of mermaids – legendary creatures who have the form of a male human from the waist up and are fish-like from the waist down, having scaly fish tails in place of legs. A "merboy" is a young merman.

In contrast to mermaids, mermen were traditionally depicted as unattractive. However, some modern depictions show them as handsome.

Merman (album)

Merman is a 1996 album by Emilíana Torrini. It includes covers of Tom Waits' "I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love With You" and The Velvet Underground's "Stephanie Says".

Merman (disambiguation)

A merman is a half-man/half-fish from mythology.

Merman may also refer to:

  • Mer-Man, a character from the Masters of the Universe toy line
  • " The Merman," a 1938 short story by L. Sprague de Camp
  • Merman (album), a 1996 album by Emilíana Torrini
  • "Merman", a song by Tori Amos from the benefit album No Boundaries: A Benefit for the Kosovar Refugees
  • Ethel Merman, a singer
Merman (horse)

'''Merman ''' (foaled in Australia) (1892–1914) was a Thoroughbred racehorse, one of the finest racehorses in Colonial Australian racing history that raced in Europe. He won at distances from 5 furlongs (1,000 metres) to 2 miles (4,000 metres). In 2016 Merman was inducted to the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

Usage examples of "merman".

The merman freed her breasts to grasp the amber teardrop, which glowed softly where it dangled between them.

She followed the merman, noticing how in the moonlit water the orange and gold of his tail glistened like it glowed magically from within.

Her endless questions were laced with humor and a sweetness that moved the merman more than he wanted to admit.

Even if you decide you love the merman, you have to stay in your human body until I find a permanent solution for the problem of Sarpedon.

Dylan said, trying to lighten his voice, but it was clear the mention of Sarpedon made the merman uncomfortable.

The merman must have found her in the monastery and discovered some way to accost her.

Then the merman tightened his grip on her and she opened her mouth to him.

The merman brushed sand from her shoulders with gentle hands that tended to linger at the long, graceful curve of her back.

The squire who held her arm was still gazing slack-jawed at the merman, and it was with surprising ease that CC rammed her knee into his groin and wrenched her arm from his grasp.

The merman shouted a command in a garbled language that CC was shocked to realize she could understand.

The huge merman lunged forward and CC struggled painfully not to slide under the surface as Dylan lost his protective hold on her and surged forward to meet the giant.

But what happened today sped from hopper to hopper and could warn by mind touch both merman and human.

The merman must be left undisturbed in his mental quest for the runners.

And he was certain that the merman was no more at ease here than he himself was.

Sssuri stood for a long moment looking ahead, and Dalgard knew that the merman was disturbed, that the wall before them had some terrifying meaning for the native Astran.