fish·​net ˈfish-ˌnet How to pronounce fishnet (audio)
: netting fitted with floats and weights or a supporting frame for catching fish
: a coarse open-mesh fabric

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Stone played Plaza's mother, who donned a form-fitting dress and fishnet stockings. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 22 Jan. 2023 The model hit up W magazine's 50th anniversary party wearing a floor-length, long-sleeve fishnet dress with lingerie underneath, accessorized with black heels and a black bag. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 13 Oct. 2022 After the first chorus, Perry joined him onstage, wearing a denim dress paired with fishnet tights, a choker necklace and a black cowboy hat. Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2022 Jisoo paired the strapless Dior number with fishnet tights, a black-and-white purse, and dark nails. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 27 Sep. 2022 If the tour’s title — Strip Love — is any indication, the night was full of perreo, sultry pole dancers, and tons of fans wearing leather skirts, fishnet tights, and silky dresses. Jessica Roiz, Billboard, 23 Sep. 2022 The next night, the couple took a spookier route, with the rapper dressing up as a goth priest and Fox looking sultry in a patent-leather bra-and-underwear set, fishnet stockings, and over-the-knee patent-leather black boots. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 Nov. 2022 The actress, 36, stunned on the carpet alongside her fiancé Machine Gun Kelly, 32, wearing one of her favorite styles, a naked, sparkly black sheer dress made out of a type of fishnet fabric. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2022 The celebrities and a diverse group of models (plus-size too!) wear the newest Savage X Fenty looks of lace corsets, sheer underwear, fishnet bodysuits and sultry styles in deep purple and gold hues in textured fabrics like velvet and satin. Amy Haneline, USA TODAY, 9 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fishnet was before the 12th century

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“Fishnet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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fish·​net ˈfish-ˌnet How to pronounce fishnet (audio)
: a net for catching fish

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