fishbowl

or fish bowl

[ fish-bohl ]
/ ˈfɪʃˌboʊl /

noun

a glass bowl for goldfish, snails, etc.
a place, job, or condition in which one's activities are open to public view or scrutiny.

Nearby words

  1. fish-hook,
  2. fishable,
  3. fishberg concentration test,
  4. fishbolt,
  5. fishbone fern,
  6. fishcake,
  7. fisher,
  8. fisher king,
  9. fisher, andrew,
  10. fisher, dorothy canfield

Origin of fishbowl

First recorded in 1905–10; fish + bowl1

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British Dictionary definitions for fishbowl

fishbowl

/ (ˈfɪʃˌbəʊl) /

noun

another name for goldfish bowl
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