fish:1. A man . Usually derogatory, as in: cold-fish , odd fish, poor fish, queer-fish . In Ball of Fire (1941), Barbara Stanwick, as Sugrapuss, refers to Gary Cooper, Prof. Potts, as ' That poor fish .'
(2) Lawrence Paros. The Erotic Tongue (1984): ' One man's meat is another's poisson .'
(3) Lawrence Paros. The Erotic Tongue (1984): ' Two things smell like a fish, and one is a fish .'
4. Prison slang for a new inmate.
See Also: acousticophilia, anatomically correct, C-food, cat-o-nine-tails, crap, crapper, Ducrey's bacillus, fillet o' fish, fish, fish market, fish pound, fish-monger, Haemophilus ducreyi, harpoon, ichthyophobia, ling, milt, queer fellow, roe, shad, shrimp, trollop, tuna, zipperfish
Quotes Containing fish:
Lawrence Paros. The Erotic Tongue (1984): ''Two things smell like a fish , and one is a fish .''
Bruce Rodgers. The Queens'' Vernacular (1972): ''We call-it fish , darling because it absolutely smells like one - a dead one.''
Shelby (Julia Roberts) in Steel Magnolias (1989): ''We went skinny dipping and we did things that frightened the fish .''
Wayman (Corwin Hawkins) to Shame when asked to spy on a woman in A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994): ''I''m about to go out to lunch , I''m not a vagitarian , so fish is not on the menu .''
Tod (Keanu Reeves) in Parenthood (1989): ''You know , Mrs. Buckman, you need a license to buy a dog or drive a car. Hell! you need a license to catch a fish but they''ll let any butt-mean asshole be a father.''
Sung by Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953): 'When love goes wrong, nothing goes right. Bees won't buzz , fish won't bite , clock won't strike, a match won't light .'
Call-in radio show ''Doctor'' Shirlee Kenyan (Dolly Parton) to one of her callers in Straight Talk (1992): ''Like my daddy always used to say: a bird and a fish can fall in-love , but where do they make a home?''
A typical Fishism by Richard Fish (Greg Germann) from the TV series Ally McBeal (1997): 'You know , I had a great aunt once who said if you stare at a beautiful woman too long, you turn to stone. She was partially right.'
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