Etymology
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gnomish (adj.)
"resembling a gnome," 1822, from gnome (n.1) + -ish. Related: Gnomishly; gnomishness.
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owlish (adj.)

"resembling an owl or some of its features or qualities," 1610s, from owl + -ish. Related: Owlishly; owlishness.

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monkish (adj.)

1540s, "pertaining to a monk;" 1570s, "resembling or characteristic of a monk," from monk (n.) + -ish. Related: Monkishly; monkishness.

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caddish (adj.)
"offensively ill-bred; characteristic of a cad," 1868, from cad (n.) + -ish. Related: Caddishly; caddishness.
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nightmarish (adj.)

"resembling or affecting one like a nightmare," 1834, from nightmare + -ish. Related: Nightmarishly; nightmarishness.

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currish (adj.)

"like a cur, snarling, snappish," c. 1500, from cur + -ish. Related: Currishly; currishness.

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foppish (adj.)

"pertaining to or characteristic of a fop," c. 1600, from fop + -ish. Related: Foppishly; foppishness.

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knavish (adj.)
late 14c., "low, vulgar," from knave + -ish. Meaning "rascally" is from late 15c. (implied in knavishly). Related: Knavishness.
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prudish (adj.)

"having the character or manner of a prude; prim, rigid, severe," 1717, from prude (adj.) + -ish. Related: Prudishly; prudishness.

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girlish (adj.)
1560s, "like or befitting a girl," from girl + -ish. Related: Girlishly; girlishness.
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