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Definition of ISH

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-ish \-ish\ [OE. -issen, fr. F. -is, -iss- (found in the present particle, etc., of certain verbs, as finir to finish, fleurir to flourish), corresponding to L. -escere, an inchoative ending.] A verb ending, originally appearing in certain verbs of French origin; as, abolish, cherish, finish, furnish, garnish, impoverish. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

-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 v.0.48 [gcide]

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