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!

Compare phish.

Origin of vish

First recorded in 2005–10; v(oice) + (ph)ish
Related formsvish·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vish

Historical Examples of vish

  • You sall eat all as mosh as you vish, and drink more as you vish, but you cannot go avay.

    Cormorant Crag

    George Manville Fenn

  • I vish you should share my vork now, so you 276 can share my life efterwards.

    The Cup of Fury

    Rupert Hughes

  • Ze beauty of ze human form is never so fine as when it moves to my vish.

    Love's Usuries

    Louis Creswicke

  • "I vish I'd kep it," said the Hebrew gentleman, with unfeigned regret.

    Men's Wives

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • I want de man to lofe me always—nevah to vish he not marry me.

    Beth Norvell

    Randall Parrish