- Any fish of the order Siluriformes, that are mainly found in freshwater, are without scales, and have barbels like whiskers around the mouth.
type of fish
Derived from the documentary film about the subject, "catfish", which coined the term
catfish (plural catfishes)
- (Internet, psychology, slang) a person who sets up or runs a false puppet social networking identity profile for fraudulent or deceptive purposes
- catfishing (the act of setting up and running such a puppet account )