apish

adjective
ap·ish | \ˈā-pish \

Definition of apish 

: resembling an ape: such as

a : extremely silly or affected apish antics

b : given to slavish imitation

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Other Words from apish

apishly adverb
apishness noun

Examples of apish in a Sentence

whenever I smiled, the baby would respond with an apish grin

First Known Use of apish

circa 1527, in the meaning defined above

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