offish
adjective Etymology: 1off Date: 1827 standoffishoffishness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Offish — Off ish, a. Shy or distant in manner; aloof; stand offish. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • offish — [ôf′ish] adj. Informal STANDOFFISH …   English World dictionary

  • offish — adjective informal behaving in a slightly unfriendly or impolite way: I don t know why but she seemed a bit offish to me …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • offish — offishly, adv. offishness, n. /aw fish, of ish/, adj. Informal. aloof; unapproachable; standoffish. [1825 35, Amer.; OFF + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • offish — adjective aloof See Also: standoffish …   Wiktionary

  • offish — Synonyms and related words: Olympian, above all that, ailing, aloof, backward, bashful, blank, chilled, chilly, cold, constrained, cool, detached, discreet, distant, donsie, exclusive, expressionless, forbidding, frigid, frosty, guarded, icy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • offish — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Not friendly, sociable, or warm in manner: aloof, chill, chilly, cool, distant, remote, reserved, reticent, solitary, standoffish, unapproachable, uncommunicative, undemonstrative, withdrawn. See ATTITUDE, HOT …   English dictionary for students

  • offish — off·ish || É‘fɪʃ , É” / É’f adj. standing away from, disinterested; aloof (Informal) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • offish — adjective informal aloof or distant in manner. Derivatives offishly adverb offishness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • offish — off·ish …   English syllables

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