A fisher is a person, often
a female, who constantly seeks out, or "fishes," for compliments. They often
wish for reassurance and therefore say the opposite
of what is typically blatantly obvious
in order to make
the person they
are fishing from feel badly, and then console the person and compliment them. The fisher will say, "Really?" as if they
don't already know, and then feel better about themselves. It's a silly ego-booster tactic, but can be found absolutely anywhere, and you probably have
done it at some
Girl 1: "Karen keeps telling me how fat she is. Is she aware that she's emaciated?"
Girl 2: "She's just fishing. Next time, tell her she looks
like she's packed on a few pounds."
Boy: "I have
Girl: "Aww, yes you do! You have
me and Chloe and Manda and Ryan and..."
Boy: "Really? They like me?"
Girl: "Stop being such a fucking fisher."