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missish

[mis-ish]
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adjective
  1. prim; affected; prudish.
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Origin of missish

First recorded in 1785–95; miss2 + -ish1
Related formsmiss·ish·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for missish

Historical Examples

  • But it seemed stiff and "missish" to refuse—she must do now as his world did.

    Beyond

    John Galsworthy

  • You are not going to be Missish, I hope, and pretend to be affronted at an idle report.

  • There was a maudlin, missish, namby-mamby sentimentality about them which disgusted her.

  • You are not going to be missish, I hope, and pretend to be affronted at an idle report.

  • La jeune fille, bien élevèe, in France is so missish and afraid to speak out to a man.