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Fisherman's Friend were originally developed by a young pharmacist named James Lofthouse in 1865 to relieve various respiratory problems suffered by fishermen working in the extreme conditions of the Icelandic deep-sea fishing grounds. Originally developed as an extremely strong liquid remedy containing menthol and eucalyptus oil, Lofthouse made this liquid into small lozenges which were easier to transport and to administer. According to the manufacturer, the fishermen soon began to refer to the lozenges as their "friends", hence the name. The lozenges exist in their current form relatively unchanged since their creation. The lozenges still come in their famous paper packets, although these are now foil-lined and sometimes packaged inside a cardboard carton.

I'm gonna get me a pack of Fisherman's Friend.
by ST1300 Rider February 02, 2009
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a person who bats for the other team.
long lonely nights on a ship sailors had only themselves for company. the unlucky cute guy becomes the fishermans friend
these nights at sea are lonely il have to find me a fishermans friend.
by cosmic100 August 21, 2006
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Fisherman's friends are little "mints" that actually taste like aids.

They are incredibly disgusting, although they cure the hell out of dogbreath.

They (Fishermen) sometimes refer to them as friends, but most of the time they refer to them as semen, because what's a fisherman without his semen?
Liam: My throat is really sore and my breath stinks, i think i should self medicate my throat with fishermans friends.

Sam: You might not want to do that, i heard fisherman's friend is a slang term for semen.

Peter: Oh...what's a fisherman without his semen?

Barnaby: A fisherlady?

Peter: No you fuck, he's a bad breathed mothertrucker.
by Exeterbigdog October 17, 2010
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A slang word for marijuana. Used by fishermen around other non dope smoking fisherman. The reason it's a fishermans friend is because it does not give you a hangover. A better alternative to alcohol when you have to be up early the next day.
by SWEDISH PIMP October 15, 2016
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An animal (e.g. cat) that is brought aboard a fishing vessel. During long, lonely voyages, the fishermen get horny and make sweet love to the animal. This is what make the animal a "fisherman's friend."
Fisherman #1:"That 3-week fishing trip was sure brutal. I can't wait to get home to the bar to hook up with the first girl I see!"

Fisherman #2: "I'm not too bad, I had my Fisherman's Friend to keep me company!"
by Reddawg52 March 18, 2011
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