F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fish]
    • /fɪʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fish]
    • /fɪʃ/

Definitions of fishlike word

  • noun plural fishlike any of various cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with scales. 1
  • noun plural fishlike (loosely) any of various other aquatic animals. 1
  • noun plural fishlike the flesh of fishes used as food. 1
  • noun plural fishlike Fishes, Astronomy, Astrology. the constellation or sign of Pisces. 1
  • noun plural fishlike Informal. a person: an odd fish; a poor fish. 1
  • noun plural fishlike a long strip of wood, iron, etc., used to strengthen a mast, joint, etc. 1

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Origin of fishlike

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (noun) Middle English fis(c)h, fyssh, Old English fisc; cognate with Dutch vis, German Fisch, Old Norse fiskr, Gothic fisks; akin to Latin piscis, Irish iasc; (v.) Middle English fishen, Old English fiscian, cognate with Dutch visschen, German fischen, Old Norse fiska, Gothic fiskôn

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Parts of speech for Fishlike


fishlike popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fishlike usage trend in Literature

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