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Definition of "fishy" []

  • Resembling or suggestive of fish, as in taste or odor. (adjective)
  • Cold or expressionless: a fishy stare. (adjective)
  • Informal Inspiring doubt or suspicion: Something is fishy about the accident. (adjective)
  • Of, involving, or suggestive of fish (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Abounding in fish (adjective)
  • Suspicious, doubtful, or questionable (adjective)
  • Dull and lifeless (adjective)

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Use "fishy" in a sentence
  • "The general odor of the man she loves, one woman states, is highly, sometimes even overwhelmingly, attractive to her; but the specific odor of the male sexual organs which she describes as fishy has no attraction."
  • "What's fishy is Norwood originally beat Reed by 10% and now supposedly is losing by 0.8%"
  • "In regards to Gary Coleman and his death … it smelt fishy from the beginning."