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To deceive someone by presenting a false identity, typically through online correspondence. The term comes from the documentary and subsequent TV show Catfish, which explore this phenomenon. Dude, you're definitely getting catfished. Those pictures that girl keeps sending you of "herself" are really of a model!
An exclamation of surprise, shock, or astonishment. Holy catfish, the bill for that dinner was nearly $200! We won the lottery? Holy catfish, that's amazing news!
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