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apish

[ ey-pish ]
/ ˈeɪ pɪʃ /
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adjective
having the qualities, appearance, or ways of an ape.
slavishly imitative.
foolishly affected; silly.
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Origin of apish

First recorded in 1525–35; ape + -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM apish

ap·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 forms of apish

apishly, adverbapishness, noun
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