fish story

noun

Definition of fish story 

: an extravagant or incredible story

Examples of fish story in a Sentence

He told a ridiculous fish story about a swarm of giant mosquitoes.

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Share your fish stories, adventures, tips and tricks at tightlinesboise@gmail.com. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "How to beat the heat on your fishing trips in Idaho’s summer sun," 12 July 2018 Share your fish stories, adventures, tips and tricks at tightlinesboise@gmail.com. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "How to beat the heat on your fishing trips in Idaho’s summer sun," 12 July 2018 Share your fish stories, adventures, tips and tricks at tightlinesboise@gmail.com. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "How to beat the heat on your fishing trips in Idaho’s summer sun," 12 July 2018 Share your fish stories, adventures, tips and tricks at tightlinesboise@gmail.com. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "How to beat the heat on your fishing trips in Idaho’s summer sun," 12 July 2018 Share your fish stories, adventures, tips and tricks at tightlinesboise@gmail.com. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Don't mock the angler who catches fish in creative ways," 29 June 2018 Share your fish stories, adventures, tips and tricks at outdoors@idahostatesman. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Aim high for fishing campouts this summer. But make sure you're ready for the chill. | Idaho Statesman," 22 May 2018 Share your fish stories, adventures, tips and tricks at outdoors@idahostatesman. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Aim high for fishing campouts this summer. But make sure you're ready for the chill. | Idaho Statesman," 22 May 2018 Share your fish stories, adventures, tips and tricks with him at tightlinesboise@gmail.com. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "His new fishing buddy is here, now how is he going to find time to get on the water? | Idaho Statesman," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of fish story

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fish story

from the traditional exaggeration by fishermen of the size of fish almost caught

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fish story

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English Language Learners Definition of fish story

: an exaggerated story : a story that is so strange or surprising that it seems very unlikely to be true

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