Meaning of “phishing” in the English Dictionary

"phishing" in British English

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phishingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfɪʃ.ɪŋ/ us /ˈfɪʃ.ɪŋ/
phisher
noun [ C ] uk /ˈfɪʃ.ər/ us /ˈfɪʃ.ɚ/

(Definition of “phishing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"phishing" in Business English

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phishingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfɪʃɪŋ/ us

IT, INTERNET, BANKING an attempt to trick someone into giving information over the internet or by email that would allow someone else to take money out of their bank account:

Phishing emails can look as if they come from a real bank email address.

(Definition of “phishing” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)