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phish

[fish]
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verb (used without object)
  1. 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.
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verb (used with object)
  1. 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 vish.

Origin of phish

1995–2000; respelling (influenced by phreak) of fish
Related formsphish·er, noun
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