Despite what the other definitions on here say, a person who catfishes online is not a catfish. The term "catfishing" (online) derives from real-world fishing. The person who is catfishing puts the bait out there, and waits for someone to bite. The person who falls for the bait and believes the catfisher is the catfish.
I love to catfish for hot girls so I can break their stupid catfish hearts.
av monkey0506 18 november 2013
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A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they're not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.
Did you hear how Dave got totally catfished last month?! The fox he thought he was talking to turned out to be a pervy guy from San Diego!

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I was really falling for that gorgeous gal on Facebook, but she turned out to be a catfish.
av sbacker 22 juli 2010
someone who pretends to be someone they are not online to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.

From the 2010 movie Catfish
Many guys have multiple accounts on facebook because they are catfishes
av Dexxe 2 september 2010
Someone who pretends to be someone they're not online to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.
Freshman year I started chatting with this chill girl online, only for her to turn out ugly-ass catfish. Never again.
av Midoof 28 september 2010
A catfish is someone who assumes a false identity on the Internet using various platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. A catfish is often undesirable in comparison to thier profile, as an actual catfish would be to a premium "catch" fish like Alaskan salmon.
I met this guy on match.com who was a total catfish. His pic was cute but he obviously thinks he is a time traveler cause he looked like Matlock!
av Jwoflava 11 augusti 2013
A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they're not on the internet.
Did you hear how Bonnie Combs got totally catfished last month?! She was caught lying about her life on the internet!
av pixiemaguire 16 september 2014
A Catfish is someone who pretends to be someone else then themselves on Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, ect.). They all have different purposes. From trying to get people to like them, to just being a stalker. Not to be confused with roleplaying. (Roleplaying is pretending to be someone else but the people know that you are. Ex: If there is a instagram that is roleplaying it will say it in the bio.) Using a cartoon character is completely different, those accounts you will know straight away its a fan account or a roleplaying one.
Brooke is such a Catfish, she tricked David into liking the Catfish version of herself.
av iluvmusic 26 januari 2015
a fish that looks like a cat
i was getting my narbin sucked while i was eating a cat fish
av cody stover 18 december 2008

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