Definition of fishy
1 : of or resembling fish especially in taste or odor
2 : creating doubt or suspicion : questionable
Examples of fishy in a sentence
There's something fishy about that guy.
something's fishy about the way he's acting
First Known Use of fishy
FISHY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fishy for English Language Learners
: of or relating to fish; especially : tasting or smelling like a fish
: causing doubt or suspicion : likely to be bad, untrue, dishonest, etc.
FISHY Defined for Kids
Definition of fishy for Students
1 : of or like fish a fishy odor
2 : causing doubt or suspicion The story sounds fishy to me.
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