hameçonnage

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hameçonner (to attract and seduce by a deceptive appearance) + -age (-age, -ing, -ment), with some allusion to English phishing (un hameçon being a fishhook).

Noun[edit]

hameçonnage m (plural hameçonnages)

  1. (Internet) Phishing; a phishing scam.

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