Definitions for -ish

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  1. -ish(Suffix)

    Typical or similar to.

    Her face had a girlish charm.

  2. -ish(Suffix)


    Her face had a greenish tinge.

  3. Origin: From -ish, -isch, from -isc, from -iskaz, from -iskos. Cognate with -s, German -isch, Norwegian and Danish -isk, and Ancient Greek diminutive suffix -ισκος.

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  1. -ish

    a suffix used to from adjectives from nouns and from adjectives. It denotes relation, resemblance, similarity, and sometimes has a diminutive force; as, selfish, boyish, brutish; whitish, somewhat white

  2. -ish

    a verb ending, originally appearing in certain verbs of French origin; as, abolish, cherish, finish, furnish, garnish, impoverish

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