The verb definition of a catfish is to lure someone into a relationship by means of a fictional persona. I’m not sure why we call this ‘catfishing’, but we do.
Get a load of this instance of catfishing.
A woman in Philadelphia had an encounter so bizarre, she actually cancelled plans to carry on with the rest of her day. hile on the way to the gym, a literal catfish fell out of the sky and slapped her in the face. I mean, ‘ a freshwater fish with whiskerlike barbels around the mouth.’
Needless to say she did not carry on a relationship with it, no matter how hard it begged.