Catfishing is the term used for anyone stealing other people's identities on the internet, so they can pretend to be someone they're not (mainly on dating websites) with the aim of tricking others into going out with them.
The example phrase given was something I heard from friend while speaking about this topic which almost led into a more dragged out discussion on whether someone who is catfishing on the internet should be called "A catfish" as in "You look like A catfish" (using the word as a noun) or whether the word catfish should only be used as an (adjective) as in "You look catfish".
What do you guys think? Can the word catfish be used as both a noun and an adjective?
You look catfish(y)!
You look like a catfish!
To me saying someone looks like "A catfish" is like saying that someone "looks like A gorgeous." it just doesn't sound right.