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[vish] /vɪʃ/
verb (used without object)
to try to obtain financial or other confidential information from people by placing phone calls, typically automated, that seem to be from a legitimate organization, usually a financial institution:
an increase in vishing, facilitated by voIP, an Internet-based phone system.
verb (used with object)
to make a victim in this way:
I was vished and now my bank account is empty!
Compare phish.
Origin of vish
First recorded in 2005-10; v(oice) + (ph)ish
Related forms
visher, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • You sall eat all as mosh as you vish, and drink more as you vish, but you cannot go avay.

    Cormorant Crag George Manville Fenn
  • I vish you should share my vork now, so you 276 can share my life efterwards.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • Ze beauty of ze human form is never so fine as when it moves to my vish.

    Love's Usuries Louis Creswicke
  • "I vish I'd kep it," said the Hebrew gentleman, with unfeigned regret.

    Men's Wives William Makepeace Thackeray
  • I want de man to lofe me always—nevah to vish he not marry me.

    Beth Norvell

    Randall Parrish
  • You comb t'e hair, you haf pretty ribbons, you make t'e body strong and supple, you look in t'e glass and vish for more beauty.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • The vish was in the zay, an' th' wind was in the clouds, and what else was there in this world worth looking at?

    Cornish Saints and Sinners J. Henry Harris
  • Aber I vish dot you vould go ofer py der alley und lisden pehindt der house.

    Motor Matt's Daring Rescue Stanley R. Matthews
  • I vish somebody would call me names all de day long, because I forget sometime dat I am de nashty vurm of de creation.

  • I have mooch money; mein haus in Batavia is mosd peautiful, und you shall have plendy servands to do all dot you vish.

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