Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being fishy, in any sense of that word.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being fishy or fishlike.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being fishy.

Etymologies

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fishy +‎ -ness

Examples

  • In regards to this dish, well, anything fried is going to taste pretty good in my book, but here the crunchy coating was a perfect complement to the sweet, tender clams with no awful "fishiness" or greasiness to be found.

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  • He briefly blanched the bones in boiling water to get rid of the 'fishiness', then transferred the bones into a pot with cold water to boil into soup.

    Fishing is yummy

  • He briefly blanched the bones in boiling water to get rid of the 'fishiness', then transferred the bones into a pot with cold water to boil into soup.

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  • Its many detractors deride it for its "fishiness," which is ridiculous.

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  • (Grated ginger, grated daikon radish, even grated raw garlic serve a similar purpose to wasabi in that they counteract and complement the 'fishiness' or other strong characteristic of the neta.

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  • (Grated ginger, grated daikon radish, even grated raw garlic serve a similar purpose to wasabi in that they counteract and complement the 'fishiness' or other strong characteristic of the neta.

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  • A tranche of local smoked trout dressed with bright orange pearls of trout roe atop an oyster cream is a slap around the face with an unabashed fishiness.

    Restaurant review: L'Enclume

  • The flavor was mildly fishy, so I added plenty of pepper to give it some kick and to minimize fishiness.

    Embrace the “Goop” of Onya’s Bukkake Udon | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan

  • Now, I don't think we'll be seeing water into wine and loaves into fishes from Senator Obama once he's elected, but I'm sure we'll see some watery whining and a great deal of fishiness from certain corners of the political landscape.

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  • And I will continue to provide as much “fishiness” as possible as Ambassador Emeritus.

    Thank You Jon Scieszka… « educating alice

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