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English definition of “-ish”

-ish

suffix (FROM PLACE)    /-ɪʃ/
used to form adjectives and nouns that say what country or area a person , thing, or language comes from: Spanish dancing Are you English ? I've always liked the Irish (= people from Ireland). Do you speak Swedish ?Nationalities Grammar:-ish and -yWe can add the suffixes -ish and -y to words in informal contexts to make the reference sound deliberately vague and approximate.
(Definition of -ish suffix (FROM PLACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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