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fishy adj : not as expected; "there was something fishy about the accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some definitely queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her motives were suspect"; "suspicious behavior" [syn: funny, queer, shady, suspect, suspicious] [also: fishiest, fishier]

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  1. diminutive of fish

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  1. Of, from, or similar to fish.
    What is that fishy odor?
  2. Suspicious; inspiring doubt.
    I don't trust him; his claims seem fishy to me.


of, from, or similar to fish
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