unfishiness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

unfishy +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

unfishiness (uncountable)

  1. The quality or state of not being a fish; the state of being unfishy.
    • 2009, Philip Hoare, Leviathan, Or, The Whale (page 375)
      [I]t is part of the whale's essential unfishiness that its tail moves in the mammalian tradition.
    • 2010, Sara Moulton, Sara Moulton's Everyday Family Dinners (page 221)
      In truth, it's the unfishiness of fish sticks that may be the real source of their appeal. “Uncomfortable around fish?” wondered a smart recent TV commercial. “Try Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks.” Exactly. Fish sticks are breaded, deep-fried, frozen []