offish

adjective
off·​ish | \ ˈȯ-fish How to pronounce offish (audio) \

Definition of offish

Other Words from offish

offishness noun

Examples of offish in a Sentence

she was consistently surly and offish with the would-be suitors who came calling
Recent Examples on the Web But announcements on two continents in the last week show that showing the stand-offish situation is changing, with Royal Dutch Shell and General Motors hooking up in the US and BP buying into a BMW-Daimler charging joint venture in Europe. Michael Taylor, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 Off fans will also find a few cakes, including the show-offish Swedish Prinsesstårta. Kate Krader, Bloomberg.com, 13 Nov. 2020 The plaza between the two buildings makes the complex feel open and welcoming, not overbearing or stand-offish. Steven Litt, cleveland, 4 Oct. 2020 Most of the mentor-teacher characters in kung fu films are extremely stand-offish and intimidating. Clark Collis, EW.com, 1 July 2020

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First Known Use of offish

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for offish

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“Offish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/offish. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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