1. Also Lap·pic. of, relating to, or characteristic of Lapland or the Lapps.

Origin of Lappish

First recorded in 1870–75; Lapp + -ish1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for lappish


  1. of or relating to the Lapps, a nomadic people living chiefly in N Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula of Russia, or their language
  1. the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family
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