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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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officinal, officious, officious will, officiously, offing, offish, offishly, offlap, offline, offload, offprint

Origin of offish

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; off + -ish1
Related formsoff·ish·ly, adverboff·ish·ness, noun
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offish

/ (ˈɒfɪʃ) /

adjective

informal aloof or distant in manner
Derived Formsoffishly, adverboffishness, noun
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