Meaning of “mermaid” in the English Dictionary

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"mermaid" in British English

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mermaidnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmɜː.meɪd/ us /ˈmɝː.meɪd/

an imaginary creature described in stories, with the upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish

(Definition of “mermaid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mermaidnoun [ C ]

us /ˈmɜrˌmeɪd/

an imaginary creature with the upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish

(Definition of “mermaid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)