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fishy (plural fishies)

  1. (childish) Diminutive of fish#English|fish.
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fishy (comparative fishier, superlative fishiest)

  1. Of, from, or similar to fish.
    What is that fishy odor?
  2. Suspicious; inspiring doubt.
    I don't trust him; his claims seem fishy to me.
    • 1973, Matt Braun, chapter 5, in El Paso, New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Paperbacks, ISBN 978-0-312-97074-1; reprinted New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Paperbacks, July 1999, page 236 ↗:
      There was something more to this than met the eye, and he had the distinct feeling that the marshal had just snookered him into a corner. But he couldn't very well refuse, and it would look fishy if he demanded they march now.
  3. (LGBT slang) Of drag queens: appearing feminine.
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