[ mis-ish ]

  1. prim; affected; prudish.

Origin of missish

First recorded in 1785–95; miss2 + -ish1

Other words from missish

  • miss·ish·ness, noun

Words Nearby missish

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How to use missish in a sentence

  • Lil, who is mighty missish, says Tom Tit has too good taste to like such common music but I just know he will like it.

  • And I was so proud of my own strength; so sure that I should never be missish, and spoony, and sentimental!

    Framley Parsonage | Anthony Trollope
  • You are not going to be missish, I hope, and pretend to be affronted at an idle report.

    Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
  • There was a maudlin, missish, namby-mamby sentimentality about them which disgusted her.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset | Anthony Trollope
  • But he should not leave her till he had acquitted her of the vile, missish crime of flirting with another because he was absent.

    The Bertrams | Anthony Trollope