The term refers to Robert Fisk, a journalist who wrote some rather foolish anti-war stuff, and who in particular wrote a story in which he (1) recounted how he was beaten by some anti-American Afghan refugees, and (2) thought they were morally right for doing so. Hence many pro-war blogs -- most famously, InstaPundit -- often use the term "Fisking" figuratively to mean a thorough and forceful verbal beating of an anti-war, possibly anti-American, commentator who has richly earned this figurative beating through his words. Good Fisking tends to be (or at least aim to be) quite logical, and often quotes the other article in detail, interspersing criticisms with the original article's text.
Responding to an earlier declaration against the war by a group of German intellectuals, a group of American academics and intellectuals has written a response. It's basically a heavyweight group-Fisking.
додав Winkel 4 Квітень 2004
'Fisk' is developing a meaning that is broader than definition #1 but more constrained than definition #4. It's coming to designate any point-by-point (attempt at) refutation of the other guy's argument. Haven't seen it with a small "f" yet, but surely that will come soon.
Brad deLong did a nice fisking of the NYT's analysis of the employment numbers.
додав buce 25 Серпень 2005
Fisk- Doing any unspecific action. Fisk is the embodiment of life put into a single syllable. What means what ever you want. The word Fisk may or may not indirectly refer to acts involving narcotics such as marijuana, or the unplanned act of partying, as well as expressing extreme uncertainty or utter confusion
Q: How was school
A: Fisk!

I fisked hard last night

I've been fisking all day

Q: What are you doing?
A: Fisking
додав Connor Donahue 16 Квітень 2011
Verb meaning "to get shit done." Colloquial term to the Western people of New York, used very frequently especially in the case of school work, or being behind on a task.
Chris: Yo, I'm not even finished with that essay for English..
Patrick: Dude, it's due next period
Chris: Shit! I gotta go fisk man! I'll see you later
додав Chrisadrian 21 Жовтень 2014
A somewhat rare last name of Scandinavian origin, from the word fisk, meaning fish. Often spelled Fiske.
His name is Gary Fisk
додав AFISK 7 Квітень 2009
Fisk is the last name of a person that knows what's what. In some countries, like the USA, they are regarded as royalty and should be. When you get 2 or more together, the more the better, then the possibilities are endless. Most are available for parties and bar mitzvahs upon request.
Man, that guy is awesome, he must be a Fisk!
додав tag123456789 5 Січень 2010
The 3rd word in a series of replacement swear words. After FSCK became the ridiculous swear word, this became the new one.
It's named after Sailor Fisk, a ship captain in the game Ragnarok Online.
Scoots: LoRes, let's go kill some pirates!
LoRes: K
Scoots: U"RE ggoing to=love this guy's name... Tltalk to the sailor and have= him teleport = U'rE!1
LoRes: ...Sailor Fisk!? LAWLZORCOPTERS! FSCK that, I'm saying this from now on!
додав LoRes 10 Липень 2008

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