Meaning of -ISH in English


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

2. -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.

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