Top definition. Catfishing internet. Possible motivations: revenge, loneliness, curiosity, boredom The term catfishing was inspired by the documentary "Catfish. Gwen was worried that her online boyfriend was a phoney after she saw a TV program about Catfishing.
Chances are you have been hearing the word "Catfish" lately. So let's talk about what being catfished means A "catfish" is someone who pretends to be someone else online. This person completely assumes a fake identity and goes the extra mile to make their victim believe that they are exactly who they say they are. It tends to happen a lot in online dating. Catfish victims usually end up falling in love with a person that does not exist.
Top definition. A fake or stolen online identity created or used for the purposes of beginning a deceptive relationship. Turns out the girl I thought I met online was just a catfish of a fat old man.
It follows people in online relationships, seeking to find out if they are getting catfished. The term further grew thanks to the spread of social media and online dating in the s. While early uses of the term centered on people creating false identities through fake accounts, the term has broadened to anyone who misleadingly present themselves online as better in some way than they really are in real life, often their looks or success. Get it? I hate when people use their prom pics for everything.