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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!
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Origin of vish

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

OTHER WORDS FROM vish

visher, noun
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How to use vish in a sentence

  • "I can't agree to your vishes," said Mr. Swartz, as soon as the conference was over, and he returned to the bedside.

    The Trials of the Soldier's Wife|Alex St. Clair Abrams
  • Why, the ponds be always dry i'the zummer; and I be tould that bean't wholesome vor the little vishes.

    Speed the Plough|Thomas Morton
  • Likely, likely—but I doant think the vishes do thrive much in theas ponds.

    Speed the Plough|Thomas Morton
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