Origin of fishy
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5. peculiar, queer, strange, suspect, dubious.
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Examples from the Web for fishy
Plus, as a politician he knows how fishy this heart mumbo jumbo looks.John Edwards Doctor's Notes Push Back Trial: Is He Really Sick?
January 14, 2012
And the manner in which these reductions are to be achieved is fishy right from the start.The Left's Deficit Fantasy
November 12, 2010
Not on your life; it was the slippery-looking cove with fishy eyes.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
I followed them up a scale-strewn, fishy incline that led to the cannery.American Notes
What could have tempted her to play the part of a fishy thing?The Mermaid
Avoid 'fishy' mouths, too wide for their (the vases') hight.
"This has a fishy look to me, Hiram," said Clancy, after reading the letter.Owen Clancy's Happy Trail
Burt L. Standish
- of, involving, or suggestive of fish
- abounding in fish
- informal suspicious, doubtful, or questionabletheir leaving at the same time looked fishy
- dull and lifelessa fishy look
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Word Origin and History for fishy
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