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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fish-ee]
    • /ˈfɪʃ i/
    • /ˈfɪʃ.i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fish-ee]
    • /ˈfɪʃ i/

Definitions of fishy word

  • adjective fishy like a fish in shape, smell, taste, or the like. 1
  • adjective fishy consisting of fish. 1
  • adjective fishy abounding in fish. 1
  • adjective fishy Informal. improbable, as a story; unlikely. 1
  • adjective fishy Informal. of questionable character; suspicious: The sudden knockout was fishy. 1
  • adjective fishy dull and expressionless: fishy eyes. 1

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Origin of fishy

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1540-50; fish + -y1

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Parts of speech for Fishy


fishy popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for fishy

adj fishy

  • odd — differing in nature from what is ordinary, usual, or expected: an odd choice.
  • dubious — doubtful; marked by or occasioning doubt: a dubious reply.
  • ambiguous — If you describe something as ambiguous, you mean that it is unclear or confusing because it can be understood in more than one way.
  • far-fetched — improbable; not naturally pertinent; being only remotely connected; forced; strained: He brought in a far-fetched example in an effort to prove his point.
  • funnyfunnies. comic strips. Also called funny paper. the section of a newspaper reserved for comic strips, word games, etc.

adjective fishy

  • suspicious — tending to cause or excite suspicion; questionable: suspicious behavior.
  • irregular — without symmetry, even shape, formal arrangement, etc.: an irregular pattern.
  • shifty — resourceful; fertile in expedients.
  • devious — If you describe someone as devious you do not like them because you think they are dishonest and like to keep things secret, often in a complicated way.
  • strange — unusual, extraordinary, or curious; odd; queer: a strange remark to make.

Antonyms for fishy

adj fishy

  • aboveboard — An arrangement or deal that is aboveboard is legal and is being carried out openly and honestly. A person who is aboveboard is open and honest about what they are doing.
  • honest — honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright and fair: an honest person.
  • likely — probably or apparently destined (usually followed by an infinitive): something not likely to happen.
  • probable — likely to occur or prove true: He foresaw a probable business loss. He is the probable writer of the article.
  • real — true; not merely ostensible, nominal, or apparent: the real reason for an act.

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