apish

[ ey-pish ]
/ ˈeɪ pɪʃ /

adjective

having the qualities, appearance, or ways of an ape.
slavishly imitative.
foolishly affected; silly.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. apiezon,
  2. aping,
  3. apio,
  4. apiology,
  5. apis,
  6. apishly,
  7. apivorous,
  8. apl,
  9. aplacental,
  10. aplacophoran

Origin of apish

First recorded in 1525–35; ape + -ish1

Related formsap·ish·ly, adverbap·ish·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for apish

apish

/ (ˈeɪpɪʃ) /

adjective

stupid; foolish
resembling an ape
slavishly imitative
Derived Formsapishly, adverbapishness, noun

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