Definition of


  1. (adj, all) not as expected
    up to some funny business
    some definitely queer goings-on
    a shady deal
    her motives were suspect
    suspicious behavior
  2. (adj, pert) of or relating to or resembling fish

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Fishy

funny, shady, suspect, suspicious

Alternate forms of Fishy

Derivations: fish

Origin of the word Fishy

  1. late 15c., from fish + -y (2). Sense of "shady, questionable" is first recorded 1840, perhaps from the notion of "slipperiness," or of giving off a bad odor. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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