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phish

[ fish ]
/ fɪʃ /
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verb (used without object)
to try to obtain financial or other confidential information from internet users, typically by sending an email that looks as if it is from a legitimate organization, usually a financial institution, but contains a link to a fake website that replicates the real one.
verb (used with object)
to make (someone) a victim in this way: If you've been phished, you should cancel your credit cards immediately.
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Sometimes brand spoof .
Compare spoof (def. 6), vish.

Origin of phish

First recorded in 1995–2000; respelling (influenced by phreak) of fish

OTHER WORDS FROM phish

phisher, noun
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