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Being deceived over facebook as the deceiver professed their romantic feelings to his/her victim, but isn't who they say they are.
Having a fake facebook profile, images and avatar in order to lure people to have romantic feelings. They are then catfished when the victim realises the person they have falled for via facebook is not who they APPEAR to be
by dottykai May 04, 2011
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To be deceived or lead on by someone on any social network, or chat session who's claiming to be someone or something they're not and tries anything to make you believe them with words that might interest you. While they're just sitting behind whatever devices they're using and their true identity is being concealed while giving you false information about themselves.

A typical catfisher would:
*Use False info or identification
*tells or sends you anything that interests you (very romantic or sexual
*will ask for money or talk you into joining any website you got to pay for.
*will constantly go through great lengths to ignore or make up an excuse to avoid any telephone conversation or video chatting.

How to avoid it:
*ask as many questions possible and see how they react.
*video chat or have a telephone conversation with them a few times.
*check their pictures or info out (Google the images they use)
I've almost been Catfished by someone who is a transsexual.
by val_venis February 26, 2015
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having a relationship of any sort with someone on social media that isn't who they say they are, by using someone else pictures or living a totally different lifestyle than what they told you.
man, she catfished me
by trill_out April 06, 2014
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To extend the truth to get a date
To be lied too by a munter over Facebook or other social media! Who turns out to be 300lb heavier than described. That is to be catfished
by TheWinch September 14, 2018
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To stir up any situation with an underlying factor that has been hidden or unknown to one or several people.
Dude, I totally catfished my girlfriend today and things went well! I confessed to her that I bought her and I a new house and she is so down to move in!
by Tavvington April 23, 2013
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Being talked into sending someone money on line
Sara got catfished online to send a guy money to help pay his bills.
by Taken fish June 26, 2018
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