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.
Origin and Etymology of fish story
from the traditional exaggeration by fishermen of the size of fish almost caught
First Known Use: 1819
FISH STORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fish story for English Language Learners
: an exaggerated story : a story that is so strange or surprising that it seems very unlikely to be true
Learn More about fish story
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up fish story? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).