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fishy (plural fishies)
- Of, from, or similar to fish.
What is that fishy odor?
- Suspicious; inspiring doubt.
I don't trust him; his claims seem fishy to me.
1897, Winston Churchill, chapter 3, in The Celebrity, New York, N.Y.: Macmillan, OCLC 853124046:
- 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.
- (LGBT slang) Of drag queens: appearing feminine.
of, from, or similar to fish
suspicious; inspiring doubt