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offish

[aw-fish, of-ish] /ˈɔ fɪʃ, ˈɒf ɪʃ/
adjective, Informal.
1.
aloof; unapproachable; standoffish.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; off + -ish1
Related forms
offishly, adverb
offishness, noun
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Examples from the web for offish
  • 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.
  • Care should be taken to keep out other species offish.
  • The golden shiner is the only other species present and great care should be taken not to introduce other kinds offish.
British Dictionary definitions for offish

offish

/ˈɒfɪʃ/
adjective
1.
(informal) aloof or distant in manner
Derived Forms
offishly, adverb
offishness, noun
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