Related topics: Nationality and Race
1 [in nouns]SAN
the people or language of a particular country or place:
Are the British unfriendly?
learning to speak Turkish
2 [in adjectives]SAN
of a particular place:
Spanish food (=from Spain)
3 [in adjectives]
typical of or like a particular type of person:
foolish behaviour (=typical of a fool)
Don't be so childish! (=do not behave like a child)
4 [in adjectives]
the ending of some adjectives that show disapproval:
5 [in adjectives]
rather [= quite]:
youngish (=not very young, but not old either)
6 [in adjectives] spoken
We'll expect you eightish (=at about 8 o'clock).
He's fortyish (=about 40 years old).