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
Recent Examples of fishy from the Web
Trump White House grants waivers of ethics rules (Politico) 'Something fishy' is going on with Trump's Twitter account, researchers say (Washington Post)
But several researchers who study social media have also reached the conclusion that something fishy may be going on with Trump's account.
A strong fishy odor, though, could be a sign of an infection.
Fishy move Predators fan Jake Waddell, who threw a catfish from the stands Monday and was ejected, was charged Tuesday with three misdemeanors: disorderly conduct, disrupting a meeting and possession of an instrument of crime.
Anaya's case is more than just a lone instance of a government employee who might have made some fishy purchases, and might have tried to use government money to get a nice ride.
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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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