Definition of smishing in US English:

smishing

noun

  • The fraudulent practice of sending text messages purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords or credit card numbers.

    ‘police say they have busted a gang in Maitland suspected of smishing’
    as modifier ‘if you think you've been a victim of a smishing attack, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission’

Origin

Early 21st century: blend of SMS and phishing.

Pronunciation

smishing

/ˈsmiSHiNG//ˈsmɪʃɪŋ/