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Commonly perpetrated by females of European descent (white) which involves artificial tanning (spray tanning and tanning booths) and using makeup to manipulate facial features in order to appear to have some type of Black African ancestry.

The general point of blackfishing is for a female of European descent to appear of African, Arab, or Hispanic ancestry.

Some consider it to be equivalent to modern day “black face” because it capitalizes off the looks of historically oppressed groups of people by people who come from more privileged backgrounds.
“Emma Hallberg is a beautiful mixed race Swede.”

“No, Emma isn’t mixed race, she’s just blackfishing.”

“They want to be black without being black.”
by Lebanese Bebe November 18, 2018
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An act of a pale white female who posts pictures of her with excessive tanning and braids to appear black (or 'exotic'), so she can trick people into liking or following her social media account from people who would otherwise not have done so if she posted pictures of her looking white.
I liked that bitch's pic because I thought she was a sexy black chick, but it turns out she's just a pasty basic white girl with a blackface. I got blackfished, son. She's got some mad blackfishing skillz.
by Jooduk January 04, 2019
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When you're filling out an online application and you put that you are a black lesbian with big tits, when really you are a husky, white guy from the mid-west with a below average sized penis.
Friend 1: good luck trying to get promoted, they're only looking for black lesbians.
Friend 2: oh I know, that's why I'll be Blackfishing their racist asses!
by Gaysofthunder69 October 23, 2015
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