vish

[ vish ]
/ vɪʃ /

verb (used without object)

to try to obtain financial or other confidential information from people by placing phone calls, typically automated, that seem to be from a legitimate organization, usually a financial institution: an increase in vishing, facilitated by voIP, an Internet-based phone system.

verb (used with object)

to make a victim in this way: I was vished and now my bank account is empty!

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Origin of vish

First recorded in 2005–10; v(oice) + (ph)ish

OTHER WORDS FROM vish

vish·er, noun
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