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!

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?
Compare phish.

Origin of vish

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

OTHER WORDS FROM vish

visher, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for vish