Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being fishy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

    Mark's Daily Apple

  • (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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • My mom reminded me that fried slices of tubers (such as yam) are very reminiscent of the texture of fish (but none of the other aspects of fishiness that make me not want to eat the real thing), and that might make for an interesting curry too.

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  • Small, medium, or large, they become an instant soup -- a bloody sludge that is known in the business as bird slurry, and is said to leave engines with a telltale smell, sometimes enhanced with fishiness after the liquefaction of fish-eating fowl.

    James Warren: This Week in Magazines: Bill Clinton Has Really Changed, Right?

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