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fish·y

 (fĭsh′ē)
adj. fish·i·er, fish·i·est
1. Resembling or suggestive of fish, as in taste or odor.
2. Cold or expressionless: a fishy stare.
3. Informal Inspiring doubt or suspicion: Something is fishy about the accident.

fish′i·ly adv.
fish′i·ness n.

fishy

(ˈfɪʃɪ)
adj, fishier or fishiest
1. of, involving, or suggestive of fish
2. abounding in fish
3. informal suspicious, doubtful, or questionable: their leaving at the same time looked fishy.
4. dull and lifeless: a fishy look.
ˈfishily adv
ˈfishiness n

fish•y

(ˈfɪʃ i)

adj. fish•i•er, fish•i•est.
1. like a fish esp. in smell or taste.
2. dubious; suspicious: That excuse sounds fishy.
[1540–50]
fish′i•ly, adv.
fish′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fishy - of or relating to or resembling fish; "the soup had a fishy smell"
2.fishy - not as expected; "there was something fishy about the accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some definitely queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her motives were suspect"; "suspicious behavior"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"

fishy

adjective
1. fishlike, piscine, piscatorial, piscatory It hasn't a very strong fishy flavour.
2. (Informal) suspicious, odd, suspect, unlikely, funny (informal), doubtful, dubious, dodgy (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal), queer, rum (Brit. slang), questionable, improbable, implausible, cock-and-bull (informal) There seems to be something fishy going on.

fishy

adjective
Informal. Of dubious character:
Translations
سَمَكي الرائِحَهمَشْبوه، غَريب
podezřelýrybí
fiske-mistænkeligmuggen
halszerû
fisk-undarlegur; grunsamlegur
rybí
balık gibibalık tadındakuşkuluşüpheli

fishy

[ˈfɪʃɪ] ADJ (fishier (compar) (fishiest (superl)))
1. [smell, taste] → a pescado
2. (= suspect) → sospechoso
there's something fishy about himhay algo en él que resulta sospechoso
it sounds fishy to meme huele a chamusquina (Sp)
there's something fishy going on hereaquí hay gato encerrado, me huele a chamusquina (Sp)

fishy

[ˈfɪʃi] adj
[taste, smell] → de poisson
(made with fish) [dish] → au poisson
(= suspicious) → suspect(e), louche
It all sounds rather fishy to me → Ça m'a l'air louche.

fishy

adj (+er)
fishy smellFischgeruch m; it smells rather fishyes riecht ziemlich nach Fisch
(inf)verdächtig; excuse, storyfaul (inf); there’s something fishy about his storyan seiner Geschichte ist was faul (inf); something fishy is going onhier ist was faul (inf)

fishy

[ˈfɪʃɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl)))
a. (smell, taste) (usu pej) → di pesce
b. (fam) (suspicious) → losco/a, sospetto/a

fish

(fiʃ) nounplurals fish (rare) ˈfishes
1. a kind of creature that lives in water and breathes through gills. There are plenty of fish around the coast.
2. its flesh eaten as food. Do you prefer meat or fish?
verb
1. to (try to) catch fish (in). She likes fishing; He fished the river all day.
2. (usually with for) to search for. She fished around in her handbag for a handkerchief.
3. (usually with for) to try to get by indirect means. He is always fishing for compliments.
ˈfishy adjective
1. of or like a fish. a fishy smell.
2. odd or suspicious. There's something fishy about that man.
ˈfishball noun
mashed fish shaped into a ball and cooked.
ˈfisherman noun
a person who fishes either as a job or as a hobby.
ˈfish farm noun
an area of fresh water for breeding fish as a business.
fish farmer
a person who breeds fish.
ˈfish hatchery noun
a place for hatching fish eggs.
ˈfishing-line noun
a fine strong thread, now usually made of nylon, used with a rod, hooks etc for catching fish.
ˈfishing-rod noun
a long thin flexible rod used with a fishing-line and hooks etc for catching fish.
fish merchant
a fishmonger.
ˈfishmonger noun
1. a person who sells fish.
2. a shop that sells mainly fish. I must go down to the fishmonger.
feel like a fish out of water
to feel uncomfortable or out of place in a situation.
fish out
to pull something out with some difficulty. At last he fished out the letter he was looking for.

The plural fish is never wrong, but sometimes fishes is used in talking about different individuals or species: How many fish did you catch? ; the fishes of the Indian Ocean ; the story of two little fishes .
References in classic literature ?
Fishiest of all fishy places was the Try Pots, which well deserved its name; for the pots there were always boiling chowders.
In fact, placed before the strict and piercing truth, this whole story will fare like that fish, flesh, and fowl idol of the Philistines, Dagon by name; who being planted before the ark of Israel, his horse's head and both the palms of his hands fell off from him, and only the stump or fishy part of him remained.
Ham, who had been giving me my first lesson in all-fours, was trying to recollect a scheme of telling fortunes with the dirty cards, and was printing off fishy impressions of his thumb on all the cards he turned.
And the mere sight of the torment, with his fishy eyes and mouth open, his sandy hair inquisitively on end, and his waistcoat heaving with windy arithmetic, made me vicious in my reticence.
Caderousse, who had let his head drop on the table, now raised it, and looking at Fernand with his dull and fishy eyes, he said, -- "Kill Dantes
Our ambuscade would have been intolerable, for the stench of the fishy seals was most distressing {45}--who would go to bed with a sea monster if he could help it?
An ugly, piggish, or fishy eye, now, makes me feel quite ill; it's like a bad smell.
You will be nearly sure to meet one or two old rod-men, sipping their toddy there, and they will tell you enough fishy stories, in half an hour, to give you indigestion for a month.
Van Horn asked of Borckman, whose eyes were remarkably fishy.
The village had a very strong smell, and a curious habit of building boats in the street between intervals of detached cottages; a helpless, muddy, fishy little place.
Another man in my place might be inclined to say that this Newfoundland boat-house was rather a sloppy, slimy, draughty, fishy sort of a habitation to take shelter in.
Several fishy hands helped her up, and Charlie said, as he scattered the scarlet garments over the grass with an oar