-ish

UK [ɪʃ] / US suffix
1) used with the names of places to make adjectives and nouns meaning relating to a particular place or describing someone who comes from a particular place

Swedish

the Irish

2) used with some nouns to make adjectives describing a quality that someone or something has

an impish grin

childish behaviour

3) used with many adjectives to make other adjectives meaning slightly or fairly

a bluish tint

4) used with many numbers to make adverbs meaning approximately

We'll have lunch around one-ish.

"How old is she?" "I don't know. Fortyish, I guess."


English dictionary. 2014.

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