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



BrE BrE//ˈfɪʃɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪʃɪŋ//
[uncountable] Committing crime
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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 email, and then using these to steal money from them compare pharming (2) See related entries: Committing crime
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: phishing