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-ish

adjective suffix

: almost or approximately

Full Definition of -ISH

1
:  of, relating to, or being —chiefly in adjectives indicating nationality or ethnic group <Finnish>
2
a :  characteristic of <boyish> <Pollyannaish>
b :  inclined or liable to <bookish> <qualmish>
3
a :  having a touch or trace of <purplish> :  somewhat <darkish>
b :  having the approximate age of <fortyish>
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Origin of -ISH

Middle English, from Old English -isc; akin to Old High German -isc, -ish, Greek -iskos, diminutive suffix
-ISH Defined for Kids

-ish

adjective suffix \ish\

Definition of -ISH for Kids

1
:  of, relating to, or being <Finnish>
2
:  characteristic of <boyish>
3
:  somewhat <purplish>
4
:  about (as an age or a time)

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