fishy

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FISHY

Not on your life; it was the slippery-looking cove with fishy eyes.

I followed them up a scale-strewn, fishy incline that led to the cannery.

What could have tempted her to play the part of a fishy thing?

Avoid 'fishy' mouths, too wide for their (the vases') hight.

"This has a fishy look to me, Hiram," said Clancy, after reading the letter.

Enemies said it was because we were flat, fishy, and rather expensive.

Not at all despised by the people of Cornwall in "fishy pie."

Footman brings me a young crocodile: fishy but very palatable.

No go, sir; just like one of them fishy things we get alongside.

Professor Sikofantis-Sauer gazed with his fishy eyes, as if he had heard all this before.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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