-ish -ish [AS. -isc; akin to G. -isch, OHG. -isc, Goth. & Dan. -isk, Gr. ?. Cf. {-esque}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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