catfishing

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from the documentary film about the subject, named "Catfish".

NounEdit

catfishing (uncountable)

  1. (Internet, psychology, slang) the act of setting up and running a false puppet social networking identity profile for fraudulent or deceptive purposes

Related termsEdit

  • catfish ( person owning such a false profile )
Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 14:00