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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 ?
I never seen a pack o' fools look fishier; and you may lay to that, if I tells you that looked the fishiest.
While the tarama dip was fishier than others I've tasted, the spicy feta and tzatziki dips were lick-the-bowl-clean good.
Guppies, for example, have a so-called contrast ratio of 0.8, which means they can distinguish at a glance between four guppies and five, or eight guppies and 10, and if given the chance will swim toward the slightly fishier crowd.
Fishier 1953), http://sacred-texts.com/nam/nav/itb/index.htm (recording a more traditional account of Dine Bahane).
com/20n/06/10/the-devinsadvocate-x-men-first-class-magneto-as-a-critique-of-israel; Saul Sudin, "X-Men: First Class' Magneto and the State of Israel: Friend or Foe?" June 14, 2011, http://saulsudin .weebly.com/film-criticism-blog.html; and Doron Fishier, "Magneto and the Jewish Question," July 1, 2011, http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/magazine/magneto-andthe- jewish-question-i.370702.
"There is certainly no playbook," says Glenn Fishier, who embarked on an acquisition strategy after 23 years of building his environmental services company one customer at a time.
The Airport-Not-in-Sight category is a little fishier. It's reserved for circumstances where the ceiling is not so much a factor but the visibility is down to not less than one mile, typically in haze or mist, or sometimes smoke from nearby fires.
RANSAC algorithm is introduced by Fishier and Bolles in 1981 [33], and this algorithm uses a distance threshold to find the transformation matrix which maps the greatest number of point pairs between two images.
Crawford Stewardship Project and township landowners Arnold Steele, Mark Fishler, Loren Fishier and Dan Linder are the plaintiffs in the lawsuit seeking to void the conditional use permit, which allows the frac sand mine to operate in Bridgeport Township.
But yesterday the tale became even fishier as a third Oban chip shop boss claimed he fried the fish praised by Stein.
requires pre-employment psychological tests, private organizations are allowed their own evaluations (Fishier, 2001; Rostow and Davis, 2004).
Ben-Amotz A, Fishier R, Schneller A (1987) Chemical composition of dietary species of marine unicellular algae and rotifers with emphasis on fatty acids.