offish

[aw-fish, of-ish]
adjective Informal.
aloof; unapproachable; standoffish.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; off + -ish1

offishly, adverb
offishness, noun
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offish (ˈɒfɪʃ)
 
adj
informal aloof or distant in manner
 
'offishly
 
adv
 
'offishness
 
n

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Example sentences
For this reason it is recommended that a regulation prohibiting the use offish as bait be established on this pond.
Based on recaptures of fin-clipped hatchery fish, the residence of juveniles varied inversely with size offish at release.
With no competing species offish and an abundance of aquatic insects available as food, this is an ideal trout pond.
Trout and a small minnow are the only species offish present in the pond.
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