[ fish-ee ]
/ ˈfɪʃ i /

adjective, fish·i·er, fish·i·est.

like a fish in shape, smell, taste, or the like.
consisting of fish.
abounding in fish.
Informal. improbable, as a story; unlikely.
Informal. of questionable character; suspicious: The sudden knockout was fishy.
dull and expressionless: fishy eyes.

Origin of fishy

First recorded in 1540–50; fish + -y1


fish·i·ly, adverbfish·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for fishy

/ (ˈfɪʃɪ) /

adjective fishier or fishiest

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

Derived forms of fishy

fishily, adverbfishiness, noun
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