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A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they're not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.
Did you hear how Dave got totally catfished last month?! The fox he thought he was talking to turned out to be a pervy guy from San Diego!

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I was really falling for that gorgeous gal on Facebook, but she turned out to be a catfish.
po sbacker Јул 22, 2010
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someone who pretends to be someone they are not online to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.

From the 2010 movie Catfish
Many guys have multiple accounts on facebook because they are catfishes
po Dexxe Септембар 2, 2010
Someone who pretends to be someone they're not online to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.
Freshman year I started chatting with this chill girl online, only for her to turn out ugly-ass catfish. Never again.
po Midoof Септембар 28, 2010
A catfish is someone who assumes a false identity on the Internet using various platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. A catfish is often undesirable in comparison to thier profile, as an actual catfish would be to a premium "catch" fish like Alaskan salmon.
I met this guy on match.com who was a total catfish. His pic was cute but he obviously thinks he is a time traveler cause he looked like Matlock!
po Jwoflava Август 11, 2013
A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they're not on the internet.
Did you hear how Bonnie Combs got totally catfished last month?! She was caught lying about her life on the internet!
po pixiemaguire Септембар 16, 2014
To give the impression of being an attractive person in order to attract someone online while being a complete or near opposite of that portrayed.
I met this girl online that looks like Kate Upton, but it turns out I was being catfished because then we met and he looked more like Michael Moore.
po Leroy Jenkings Април 2, 2015
someone who pretends to be a girl online and impersonate other people by using fake pictures. Also, someone who will make excuses not to fulfill the people request such as handwritten name picture, facetime, and mainly are gold diggers through online games. In addition, code name "Marti" aka CatFish.
Damn Marti how did you get all those gears? I catfish people.
DrBlitz, I love you Ashwee but wait, I am a CatFish aka Marti from CA.
po Cat-Fish Август 3, 2015

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