Try to obtain something through artifice or indirectly. For example, He was always fishing for compliments, or, as William Makepeace Thackeray put it in Vanity Fair (1848): “The first woman who fishes for him, hooks him.” [ Mid-1500s ]
Search for something, as in I’ve fished for it in all the drawers. [ First half of 1700s ]
noun 1. a small fork having usually three tines, used for eating fish at table.
noun 1. a picnic or other gathering at which fish are fried and eaten. 2. fried fish.
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[fish-gig] /ˈfɪʃˌgɪg/ noun 1. a spearlike implement with barbed prongs for spearing fish in the water. /ˈfɪʃˌɡɪɡ/ noun 1. a pole with barbed prongs for impaling fish Also fizgig