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offish

[ aw-fish, of-ish ]
/ ˈɔ fɪʃ, ˈɒf ɪʃ /
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adjective Informal.
aloof; unapproachable; standoffish.
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Origin of offish

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; off + -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM offish

off·ish·ly, adverboff·ish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for offish

offish
/ (ˈɒfɪʃ) /

adjective
informal aloof or distant in manner

Derived forms of offish

offishly, adverboffishness, noun
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