There are 3 main definitions of ish in English:

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ish 1

Pronunciation: /ɪʃ/

adverb

informal
To some extent: ‘Are you busy?’ ‘Ish’
More example sentences
  • I am still waiting for you to hook me up with a 40 ish or 50 ish woman!
  • Now, he has a Jewish (ish) name.
  • This time next week she'll be back home for good ish!

Origin

1980s: from -ish1.

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There are 3 main definitions of ish in English:

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ish 2

Pronunciation: /ɪʃ/

noun

informal
An issue of magazine, journal, etc. the super duo appears in the latest ish
More example sentences
  • Don't dare miss next ish!
  • Who could resist this teaser for the next ish?
  • A caption reminds us of the weighty importance of Peter's dangling question from the previous ish.

Origin

1940s: informal abbreviation of issue.

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ish 3

Pronunciation: /ɪʃ/

noun

[mass noun] US informal
Used as a euphemism for ‘shit’: that ish was hard for me to watch
More example sentences
  • The Jonas Brothers were the ish back in the late 2000s.
  • Didn't he like invent that ish?
  • You gotta peep the vids, funny as ish.

Origin

1990s: alteration of shit.

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