vish

[ vish ]
/ vɪʃ /
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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!

Nearby words

  1. visct.,
  2. viscus,
  3. vise,
  4. visegrad,
  5. viseu,
  6. vishakhapatnam,
  7. vishinsky,
  8. vishinsky, andrei yanuarievich,
  9. vishnevskaya,
  10. vishnu

Compare phish.

Origin of vish

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

Related formsvish·er, noun

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