fishy

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fishy (plural fishies)

  1. (childish) Diminutive of 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.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 3, The Celebrity:
      Now all this was very fine, but not at all in keeping with the Celebrity's character as I had come to conceive it. The idea that adulation ever cloyed on him was ludicrous in itself. In fact I thought the whole story fishy, and came very near to saying so.
    I don't trust him; his claims seem fishy to me.

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