Share this entry

apish
American English: /ˈeɪpɪʃ/
British English: /ˈeɪpɪʃ/

Translation of apish in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (like an ape)
    como de simio
    Example sentences
    • Lately, he has taken to apish chest-thumping in proclaiming that various individuals are ‘ducking’ and ‘backing down’ from him.
    • Compared to our apish ancestors, which could run only short distances, we have a more balanced head, flatter face, and smaller teeth and nose.
    • But why did women - and men, for that matter - lose the apish fur that covered most of our bodies to begin with?
    1.2 (foolish)
    Example sentences
    • But the plot and its apish qualities ultimately aren't very important.
    • In truth, he had suspected all his subordinates were just as apish as each other.

Definition of apish in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day whippersnapper
    Pronunciation: ˈwɪpəsnapə
    noun
    a young, inexperienced person considered presumptuous or overconfident...
    Cultural fact of the day

    ESO (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria) is one of the stages of secondary education established in Spain by the LOE - Ley Orgánica de Educación (2006). It begins at twelve years of age and ends at sixteen, the age at which compulsory education ends. The old division between a technical and an academic education is not as marked in ESO, as all secondary pupils receive basic professional training.