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noun [countable/uncountable]     catfish pronunciation in British English
/ˈkætˌfɪʃ/

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  1. 1
    a fish with long hard hairs near its mouth that lives in lakes and rivers
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    someone who tricks other people into a relationship by adopting a fake online persona; from the documentary film of the same name

    Knowing how to spot a catfish online is an absolute necessity in the modern dating world.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 22/09/2015
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