Dictionary

catfish

22 ENTRIES FOUND:

catfish

noun cat·fish \-ˌfish\

: a type of fish that has a large head and long thin parts that look like a cat's whiskers around its mouth

Full Definition of CATFISH

1
:  any of an order (Siluriformes) of chiefly freshwater stout-bodied scaleless bony fishes having long tactile barbels
2
:  a person who sets up a false personal profile on a social networking site for fraudulent or deceptive purposes

Illustration of CATFISH

First Known Use of CATFISH

1612

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: catfitPrevious Word in the Dictionary: catfightAll Words Near: catfish
February 27, 2015
rationale Hear it
An explanation or underlying reason
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears