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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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  • Likely, likely—but I doant think the vishes do thrive much in theas ponds.

    Speed the Plough Thomas Morton
  • "I can't agree to your vishes," said Mr. Swartz, as soon as the conference was over, and he returned to the bedside.

    The Trials of the Soldier's Wife Alex St. Clair Abrams

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