|Meaning||To assume a false identity|
A term that stands for pretending to be someone that you are not online.
Catfish was made popular by a 2010 documentary and subsequent TV show of the same name. The term commonly refers to users who deceive other users on social sites, particularly with online romances. A popular example of fake online romances is when football player Manti Te’o was duped into believing he was dating a woman with cancer. It was revealed that the girl didn't exist, a man had been pretending to be Te'o's girlfriend. Can also be used as a noun to label a person as a catfish.
"You still haven't met her after dating for three months?"
"Yeah, she keeps making excuses."
"That's sketchy man, you might be dating a catfish."
|Updated||September 22, 2014|