[fish-ee] /ˈfɪʃ i/
adjective, fishier, fishiest.
like a in shape, smell, taste, or the like.
consisting of .
abounding in .
Informal. improbable, as a story; unlikely.
Informal. of questionable character; suspicious:
The sudden knockout was fishy.
dull and expressionless:
adjective fishier, fishiest
of, involving, or suggestive of fish
abounding in fish
(informal) suspicious, doubtful, or questionable: their leaving at the same time looked fishy
dull and lifeless: a fishy look
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.
Very probably false or dishonest; very dubious: The whole proposition is decidedly fishy
[1840+; probably fr the unpleasant odor of spoiled fish]
noun The transport of loaded containers or semitrailers by ship or barge [1954+; modeled on piggyback]
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1. a combining form meaning “cleft,” used in the formation of compound words: fissiparous. combining form 1. indicating a splitting or cleft: fissirostral