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
Political journalist Sam Thielman soon realized there was something fishy about Trump's comments — mainly, Akie Abe speaks English very well and has spoken in English at many public events in the past.
More than 350 million years ago, our distant fishy ancestors traded in the life aquatic for land.
ANONYMOUS Framing this as a matter of protecting your overly nice and (from your description) possibly clueless boss seems fishy.
There are lots of regional variations, from the mild kimchi of Pyongyang to the super spicy varieties in the south, and the fishy kimchi of coastal areas.
Does something about that announcement seem weird or fishy?
But as Wahlquist reports, new species are just the tip of the fishy iceberg.
More: Verlander concurs with research: Something's fishy with new baseballs, HR totals Sanchez’s final line: Five innings, five hits, two earned runs, five strikeouts and three walks.
Gibson's fishy fashion creation has been four years in the making.
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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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