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.
Recent Examples on the Web Biggest fish story: The ongoing collapse of cod in the Gulf of Alaska and the closure of the fishery. Anchorage Daily News, "Picks and pans for Alaska’s seafood industry in 2019," 7 Jan. 2020 The Arctic Report Cards each December since then have been a northern fish story, with the salmon getting bigger with each telling. Anchorage Daily News, "Sea ice experts from Nome and Unalakleet share what they’re seeing with scientists," 14 Dec. 2019 Every fisherman has a big fish story that their friends find hard to believe. Danny Hermosillo, Houston Chronicle, "Houston-area boy fights big fish in viral video," 28 Aug. 2019 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

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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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The first known use of fish story was in 1819

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“Fish story.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fish%20story. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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fish story

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fish story

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

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