A term that is widely used in texting and chat, and on Tinder and elsewhere on the internet, but what does Catfish mean in slang?
Most Common Catfish Meaning
Catfish means someone who adopts a fictional online profile and identity in order to lure people into deceptive romantic relationships. The term originated from the 2010 documentary movie, Catfish.
Catfish is used to refer to someone who does this or is suspected of doing so.
Ok, I admit it, I’m really a catfish. I’m not a 40 year old mother of three, I’m a model using my maid’s selfies.
Alternative Catfish Meaning
A fish with whisker-like barbels round the mouth.
What Does Catfish Mean?
Someone who adopts a fictional online profile and identity in order to lure people into deceptive romantic relationships.
Related Slang Terms
Fraped – To have altered someone’s profile on a social media site without their permission.