Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

apish

play
adjective ap·ish \ˈā-pish\

Definition of apish

  1. :  resembling an ape: as a :  extremely silly or affected <apish antics> b :  given to slavish imitation

apishly

adverb

apishness

noun


Examples of apish in a sentence

  1. <whenever I smiled, the baby would respond with an apish grin>



Circa 1527

First Known Use of apish

circa 1527


Learn More about apish


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up apish? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to the heavens

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

dog-eating-apple

Which is a synonym of asperse?

placate defame beat divulge
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ