from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Resembling or suggestive of fish, as in taste or odor.
- adj. Cold or expressionless: a fishy stare.
- adj. Informal Inspiring doubt or suspicion: Something is fishy about the accident.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Diminutive of fish
- adj. Of, from, or similar to fish.
- adj. Suspicious; inspiring doubt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting of fish; fishlike; having the qualities or taste of fish; abounding in fish.
- adj. Extravagant, like some stories about catching fish; improbable; also, rank or foul.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Abounding in fish; inhabited by fish: as, the fishy flood.
- Like fish; having a fish-like quality: as, a fishy taste or smell.
- Extravagant, as a story; dubious or incredible, like many stories told about fishing and fishes. Compare fish-story.
- Dull and expressionless, like the eye of a fish.
- Equivocal, unsafe, or unsound, as a speculation or a course of conduct: as, a fishy venture.
- Plucky; brave; sturdy and enduring; thorough and faithful in duty: as, fishy to the backbone; a fishy man.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or resembling fish
- adj. not as expected
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