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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.
by sbacker July 22, 2010

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A person of fakeness who has a fake personality. They twist and turn things to cause intensional drama and to bring attention to them selves.
Cassie S. is such a catfish.
by threalestbitch101 January 15, 2017

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Pictures=gorgeous

In person=ugly
"That sophie beenham ones a catfish"
by Ihatesb January 07, 2017

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This is when someone (usually a woman) creates multiple personas to attract many different kinds of people, including ones of the same or different gender. bisexual straight dirty phishing
Come on now, you shouldn't be catfishing for someone while you're in a sexual relationship. You should already have what you want or need.
by M4V3R1CK508 September 20, 2016

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Someone who looks different in person than in photos
Emily's a catfish
by Realpersondefenition April 23, 2016

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Someone who pretends to look or act like something there not, mosty think there the sexiest out there. Someone who think other people need them when they don't .
Dude did you hear how James got. Totally catfished last week?
by jahforia October 08, 2016

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A person that conspicuously leads another on to an idea of affection when there is none.
Alysona totally catfished me. She is a catfish.
by Toepuka November 17, 2015

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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.
by Cat-Fish August 03, 2015

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