1. Of, relating to, characteristic of, having the qualities or (usually undesirable) characteristics of. Boyish, girlish, childish , like a boy, a girl, or a child. Brownish , brown-like. Foolish , like a fool.
QUOTE: Gigi (Leslie Caron) in Gigi (1958): ' Do I look great ladyish? '
2. Also used to create new adjectives:
-- Spanglish = Spanish + English
-- Slanglish = slang + English
-- Spinstrish = like a spinster (From My Sister Eileen , 1955)
3. Of the nationality of: British, Danish, Irish, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, Scottish, Turkish.
4. Also used to convey an approximate age to time of the day: ' Let's meets later in our favorite place, say fivish in the tea room.' ' S/he still looks fortyish even when s/he dresses like a twenty-year old.'