Definition of phishing noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

phishing

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈfɪʃɪŋ//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the activity of tricking people by getting them to give their identity, bank account numbers, etc. over the Internet or by e-mail, and then using these to steal money from them compare pharming
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