fishy

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adjective \ˈfi-shē\

Definition of fishy

fishier

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fishiest

  1. 1 :  of or resembling fish especially in taste or odor

  2. 2 :  creating doubt or suspicion :  questionable

Examples of fishy in a Sentence

  1. There's something fishy about that guy.

  2. something's fishy about the way he's acting

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First Known Use of fishy

15th century


FISHY Defined for English Language Learners

fishy

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adjective

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

fishy

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adjective \ˈfi-shē\

Definition of fishy for Students

fishier

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fishiest

  1. 1 :  of or like fish a fishy odor

  2. 2 :  causing doubt or suspicion The story sounds fishy to me.



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