Etymology
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puppyish (adj.)

"of the nature or character of a puppy," 1775, from puppy + -ish. Related: Puppyishness.

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blackish (adj.)
"somewhat black, moderately dark," mid-15c., from black (adj.) + -ish.
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thuggish (adj.)
"ruffianly, brutal and forceful," 1870, from thug + -ish. Related: Thuggishly; thuggishness.
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blondish (adj.)
"somewhat blonde," 1857, from blond (adj.) + -ish.
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prettyish (adj.)

"somewhat pretty," 1741, from pretty (adj.) + -ish.

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newish (adj.)

"rather new," 1560s, from new + -ish.

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bearish (adj.)
"grumpy, surly, uncouth," 1744, from bear (n.) + -ish. Related: Bearishly; bearishness.
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