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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ɪʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ɪʃ/

Definitions of -ish word

  • suffix -ish -ish is added to adjectives to form adjectives which indicate that someone or something has a quality to a small extent. For example, something that is largish is fairly large. 0
  • suffix -ish -ish is added to nouns and names to form adjectives which indicate that someone or something is like a particular kind of person or thing. For example, 'childish' means like a child, or typical of a child. 0
  • suffix -ish -ish is added to words referring to times, dates, or ages to form words which indicate that the time or age mentioned is approximate. 0
  • suffix forming adjectives -ish of or belonging to a nationality or group 0
  • suffix forming adjectives -ish having the manner or qualities of; resembling 0
  • suffix forming adjectives -ish somewhat; approximately 0

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Parts of speech for -ish


-ish popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% 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".

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