Tricking an internet user into giving you his/her login name and password. Could also be used to get credit card information. Usualy an act of a lamer on AOL.
im a worthless idiot trying to trick nooBs in to giving me there password because im an idiot.
by gridlock January 27, 2004
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Scamming method used to ellicit information from "uninformed" computer users through impersonation of trusted sources.
Joe got an e-mail from eBay saying he needed to enter his username and password at the link provided to verify his account information. It later turns out he was a victim of phishing.
by Easy_Target February 20, 2005
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The act of setting up a fake store front that looks like the real one to trick people; usually to steal their personal information.

The word was named after Brien Phish who set up a credit card scam in the 1980s over the phone by pretending to be from the credit card company.
This is a clever phish attempt by a couple of hooligans.
by Oliver Clevont August 8, 2004
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The imitation of a company or person to get somebody else's money; a hacker term.
Phishing is one of the easiest ways of hacking if you are good at social engineering.
by drmikedogg January 26, 2004
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collecting logos and graphics from a genuine source (e.g. Citibank) and making fraudulent e-mails out of them, to obtain data about a person
"...we will terminate your checking account, unless you can answer these few simple questions in our survey"
by Container August 25, 2003
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a momentary seizure caused by inhaling too much nitrous oxide, too quickly ,without getting enough oxygen .too the casual observer a person phishing may seem hilarious. Though not deadly if the person is not sitting when this occurs, they could suffer injury from falling down.
Person a : "Hey man, remember when jesse lost his two front teeth?"

person b :"of course, he fell on his face when he started
PHISHING. I was at that party. Don't you remember?"

person a : " Ha ha, Um , No"
by slow wet dog farts November 3, 2007
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listening to Phish for a long extended period of time
I was Phishing for over 6 hours last night
by Mike the Man April 24, 2006
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