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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