Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Of, pertaining to, or like fish.

Part of speech: adjective

Abounding in fish.

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Usage examples "fishy":

  1. A very fishy business indeed, and you were quite right to come and tell us about it. - "The Mystery of 31 New Inn", R. Austin Freeman.
  2. So watery fowl, that seek their fishy food, With wings expanded o'er the foaming flood, Now sailing smooth the level surface sweep, Now dip their pinions in the briny deep; Thus o'er the word of waters Hermes flew, Till now the distant island rose in view: Then, swift ascending from the azure wave, he took the path that winded to the cave. - "The Odyssey of Homer", Homer, translated by Alexander Pope.
  3. Mr. Morrison's fishy eyes nearly popped out of his head. - "The Blazed Trail", Stewart Edward White.