-ish meaning


    Definition of -ish in English Dictionary

  • SuffixSUF-ish
    1. (appended to many kinds of words) Typical or similar to.
      1. Her face had a girlish charm. ‎
    2. (appended to adjectives) Somewhat.
      1. Her face had a greenish tinge. ‎
    3. (appended to numbers, especially times and ages) About, approximately.
      1. We arrived at tennish;  We arrived tennish. ‎ (Sometime around ten.)
      2. I couldn't tell his precise age, but he was fiftyish. ‎
    4. (appended to roots denoting names of nations or regions) Of a nationality, place, language or similar association with something.
      1. British, Cornish, Danish, English, Finnish, Irish, Jewish, Kentish, Scottish, Spanish, Swedish etc. ‎
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Morphemes
      • Suffixes
        • Adjective-forming suffixes
          • Productive suffixes

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en wish
      2. en fish
      3. en dish
      4. en ish
      5. en gish
      Source: Wiktionary

      Meaning of -ish for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "-ish" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
      Difficultness: Level 8
      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 7
      Definite    ➨     Versatile