Definition of catfish noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkætfɪʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkætfɪʃ//
    (pl. catfish) Fish
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  1. 1 a large fish with long stiff hairs, like a cat’s whiskers, around its mouth. There are several types of catfish, most of which are freshwater fish. See related entries: Fish
  2. 2(slang) a person who pretends to be somebody else, usually somebody who does not really exist, on a social networking website in order to deceive other people

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