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A tactic in "journalism" used to promote a story as true simply because the writer wants it to be true.
Did you see that New York Times article claiming Trump threatened to invade Mexico? That was some tasty wishcasting.
by The Tastiest July 25, 2019
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Paper product used as a barrier against unwanted messes, such as the liner at the bottom of a bird cage.
Please put a New York Times under that before it gets all over the place.
by Phaedrus331 February 12, 2021
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The act of presenting a "wish" as a "forecast". It is a portmanteau of those two words.
The president said the economy would pick up soon but he was just wishcasting.
by TommSciortino January 01, 2020
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Act of "wishing" a storm, such as a hurricane, would come your way to "add excitement".
It's gonna be a cat 5 coming right to my boat in Mobile! (on every swirl in the Atlantic)
by MikeC September 12, 2004
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The act of having a "wish" or "desire" for a weather event to intensify. In hurricanes, it is a wish for the hurricane to intensify or increase it's stats.
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Hurricane Harvey will get upgraded to a Category 5!

I want 30 inch snow!
by Farm Hurricane August 11, 2018
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