hatfish – Wiktionary

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Etymology 1[edit]

hat +‎ fish


hatfish (plural hatfish or hatfishes)

  1. (colloquial) Synonym of halibut

      hanawasutt: hatfish or halibut

    • 1917, Railroad Males – Quantity 31, web page 137:

      Noah did not notice when he stayed on the job-he was then about 600 years outdated and constructed the ark and drove the animals in two by two, the hatfish and the kangaroo ——he did not notice he was laying the muse for an occupation for outdated males in New York, a number of years later.

    • 2002, Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Information, web page 11:

      My Facet of the River is a meditation on a sport and a area, a track of reward to the pure wonders of the Catskills — an angling Mecca the place brook trout disguise in “drugs locations,” and the place “hatfish” and “blueberry trout” can reward the affected person fisher.

Etymology 2[edit]

Mix of hat +‎ catfish


hatfish (third-person singular easy current hatfishes, current participle hatfishing, easy previous and previous participle hatfished)

  1. To cover one’s bald spot or dangerous hair below a hat in a profile image for on-line courting.
    • 2017 August 23, Ben Yakas, “Additional, Additional: Liam Gallagher Ranks His Personal Haircuts”, in Gothamist:

      When you’ve by no means seen the highest of your Tinder date’s head, he could also be hatfishing you.

    • 2017 October 24, Gary Ogden, “’Hatfishing’ is one more courting pattern – are you responsible of it?”, in Shortlist:

      So principally, when you’ve obtained an awesome job, then fucking hatfish all you need – would not matter, Jean might be up for it!

    • 2018 February 10, Woman Marmelade, “Stuff you most likely should not point out in your Tinder profile”, in Gauntlet:

      Seems aren’t the whole lot — till you get on this app, the place seems simply occur to be the whole lot. Be your self and be trustworthy. Filters and angles can assist you look your finest, however catfishing and hatfishing are actual issues.

    • 2018 April 3, Brittany Wong, “If You are On A Courting App, Probabilities Are You have Been Hatfished”, in Huffington Put up:

      The inclination to hatfish is sensible, given how delicate males could be about their hair.

    • 2018 December 5, “’Fuckboy’ Daniel Day-Lewis is a late entry for finest look of 2018”, in Dazed:

      You realize he ain’t hatfishing – there is a superb gray mane below that woolen quantity.

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