1) related to or like fish, of fish, fishlike; having the qualities or taste of fish
2) abounding in fish
3) consisting of fish, produced from fish
4) extravagant, like some stories about catching fish, improbable
5) rank or foul
6) doubtful, dubious, unconvincing, questionable, suspect, seedy, effete, indisposed
7) dull or vacant looking eye
8) lacking warmth or passion
9) of questionable character
10) morally or financially dubious
11) intoxicated with alcohol
12) a little fish. Also spelled fishie

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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