smish

[ smish ]
/ smɪʃ /
Digital Technology.

verb (used without object)

to stealthily collect personal information via text message sent to a mobile device, usually instructing the user to call a toll-free number: When identity theft fraudsters are smishing, your cell phone may be an easy target.

verb (used with object)

to scam (someone) or exploit (their mobile device) in this way: Has your smartphone been smished?

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THESE WORDS FROM "LITTLE WOMEN"

"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
Question 1 of 10
earnest
See also phish.

Origin of smish

First recorded in 2005–10; blend of SMS and phish

OTHER WORDS FROM smish

smish·er, noun

Words nearby smish

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