/merr"man'/, n., pl. mermen.
1. (in folklore) a male marine creature, having the head, torso, and arms of a man and the tail of a fish.
2. a highly skilled male swimmer.
[1595-1605; earlier mere-man; see MERE2, MAN1]

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