Catfish Definition

kătfĭsh
catfishes
noun
catfishes
Any of an order (Siluriformes) of bony fishes with barbels, somewhat like a cat's whiskers, about the mouth and usually with a sharp spine in the dorsal and pectoral fins.
Webster's New World
Any of certain fishes of this group cooked as food.
Webster's New World
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verb
(Internet, slang) To create a fake online profile to seduce someone.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Catfish

Noun

Singular:
catfish
Plural:
catfishes

Origin of Catfish

  • From cat +‎ fish. Likely so named for its prominent barbels like a cat's whiskers.

    From Wiktionary

  • From the 2010 documentary Catfish.

    From Wiktionary

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