how to pronounce fishy


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fishy is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of fishy in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the flavor isn't overly fishy per se but …”

meanings of fishy


  1. Of, from, or similar to fish.
  2. Of drag queens: appearing feminine.
  3. Suspicious; inspiring doubt.


  1. Diminutive of fish.

fishy frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word fishy occurs in english on average 2.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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