phisher

noun
phish·​er | \ ˈfi-shər How to pronounce phisher (audio) \
plural phishers

Definition of phisher

: a person who tricks Internet users into revealing personal or confidential information which can then be used illicitly : a person who engages in phishing A phisher will use emails … to scam an individual out of their money. Phishing is different from a lot of other scams because usually these crooks are not trying to get you to buy anything. They're after information.The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

First Known Use of phisher

1996, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phisher

respelling of fisher after phishing

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“Phisher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phisher. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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