9 letter words ending in ish

Animalish (a.) Like an animal.

Baboonish (a.) Like a baboon.

Backshish (n.) In Egypt and the Turkish empire, a gratuity; a "tip".

Band fish () A small red fish of the genus Cepola; the ribbon fish.

Bitterish (a.) Somewhat bitter.

Blackfish (n.) A small kind of whale, of the genus Globicephalus, of several species. The most common is G. melas. Also sometimes applied to other whales of larger size.

Blackfish (n.) The tautog of New England (Tautoga).

Blackfish (n.) The black sea bass (Centropristis atrarius) of the Atlantic coast. It is excellent food fish; -- locally called also black Harry.

Blackfish (n.) A fish of southern Europe (Centrolophus pompilus) of the Mackerel family.

Blackfish (n.) The female salmon in the spawning season.

Bladefish (n.) A long, thin, marine fish of Europe (Trichiurus lepturus); the ribbon fish.

Blindfish (n.) A small fish (Amblyopsis spelaeus) destitute of eyes, found in the waters of the Mammoth Cave, in Kentucky. Related fishes from other caves take the same name.

Cavendish (n.) Leaf tobacco softened, sweetened, and pressed into plugs or cakes.

Cleverish (a.) Somewhat clever.

Commonish (a.) Somewhat common; commonplace; vulgar.

Copperish (a.) Containing, or partaking of the nature of, copper; like copper; as, a copperish taste.

Cowardish (a.) Cowardly.

Crampfish (n.) The torpedo, or electric ray, the touch of which gives an electric shock. See Electric fish, and Torpedo.

Crapefish (n.) Salted codfish hardened by pressure.

Creekfish (n.) The chub sucker.

Crossfish (n.) A starfish.

Degarnish (v. t.) To strip or deprive of entirely, as of furniture, ornaments, etc.; to disgarnish; as, to degarnish a house, etc.

Degarnish (v. t.) To deprive of a garrison, or of troops necessary for defense; as, to degarnish a city or fort.

Devilfish (n.) A huge ray (Manta birostris / Cephaloptera vampyrus) of the Gulf of Mexico and Southern Atlantic coasts. Several other related species take the same name. See Cephaloptera.

Devilfish (n.) A large cephalopod, especially the very large species of Octopus and Architeuthis. See Octopus.

Devilfish (n.) The gray whale of the Pacific coast. See Gray whale.

Devilfish (n.) The goosefish or angler (Lophius), and other allied fishes. See Angler.

Disrelish (n.) Want of relish; dislike (of the palate or of the mind); distaste; a slight degree of disgust; as, a disrelish for some kinds of food.

Disrelish (n.) Absence of relishing or palatable quality; bad taste; nauseousness.

Disrelish (v. t.) Not to relish; to regard as unpalatable or offensive; to feel a degree of disgust at.

Disrelish (v. t.) To deprive of relish; to make nauseous or disgusting in a slight degree.

Dragonish (a.) resembling a dragon.

Embellish (v. t.) To make beautiful or elegant by ornaments; to decorate; to adorn; as, to embellish a book with pictures, a garden with shrubs and flowers, a narrative with striking anecdotes, or style with metaphors.

Eremitish (a.) Eremitic.

Establish (a.) To make stable or firm; to fix immovably or firmly; to set (a thing) in a place and make it stable there; to settle; to confirm.

Establish (a.) To appoint or constitute for permanence, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain.

Establish (a.) To originate and secure the permanent existence of; to found; to institute; to create and regulate; -- said of a colony, a state, or other institutions.

Establish (a.) To secure public recognition in favor of; to prove and cause to be accepted as true; as, to establish a fact, usage, principle, opinion, doctrine, etc.

Establish (a.) To set up in business; to place advantageously in a fixed condition; -- used reflexively; as, he established himself in a place; the enemy established themselves in the citadel.

Frostfish (n.) The tomcod; -- so called because it is abundant on the New England coast in autumn at about the commencement of frost. See Tomcod.

Frostfish (n.) The smelt.

Frostfish (n.) A name applied in New Zealand to the scabbard fish (Lepidotus) valued as a food fish.

Gentilish (a.) Heathenish; pagan.

Ghostfish (n.) A pale unspotted variety of the wrymouth.

Gibberish (v. i.) Rapid and inarticulate talk; unintelligible language; unmeaning words; jargon.

Gibberish (a.) Unmeaning; as, gibberish language.

Globefish (n.) A plectognath fish of the genera Diodon, Tetrodon, and allied genera. The globefishes can suck in water or air and distend the body to a more or less globular form. Called also porcupine fish, and sea hedgehog. See Diodon.

Goosefish (n.) See Angler.

Greenfish (n.) See Bluefish, and Pollock.

Guardfish (n.) The garfish.

Half-fish (n.) A salmon in its fifth year of growth.

Hoidenish (a.) Like, or appropriate to, a hoiden.

Horsefish (n.) The moonfish (Selene setipinnis).

Horsefish (n.) The sauger.

Houndfish (n.) Any small shark of the genus Galeus or Mustelus, of which there are several species, as the smooth houndfish (G. canis), of Europe and America; -- called also houndshark, and dogfish.

Inlandish (a.) Inland.

Interwish (v. t.) To wish mutually in regarded to each other.

Japannish (a.) After the manner of the Japanese; resembling japanned articles.

Jellyfish (n.) Any one of the acalephs, esp. one of the larger species, having a jellylike appearance. See Medusa.

Killifish (n.) Any one of several small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus and allied genera. They live equally well in fresh and brackish water, or even in the sea. They are usually striped or barred with black. Called also minnow, and brook fish. See Minnow.

Kittenish (a.) Resembling a kitten; playful; as, a kittenish disposition.

Lickerish (a.) Eager; craving; urged by desire; eager to taste or enjoy; greedy.

Lickerish (a.) Tempting the appetite; dainty.

Lickerish (a.) Lecherous; lustful.

Liquorish (a.) See Lickerish.

Maggotish (a.) Full of whims or fancies; maggoty.

Mammonish (a.) Actuated or prompted by a devotion to money getting or the service of Mammon.

Marrowish (a.) Of the nature of, or like, marrow.

Moabitish (a.) Moabite.

Mousefish (n.) See Frogfish.

Oblongish (a.) Somewhat oblong.

Outparish (n.) A parish lying without the walls of, or in a remote part of, a town.

Parsonish (a.) Appropriate to, or like, a parson; -- used in disparagement.

Pearlfish (n.) Any fish whose scales yield a pearl-like pigment used in manufacturing artificial pearls, as the bleak, and whitebait.

Premonish (v. t.) To forewarn; to admonish beforehand.

Prettyish (a.) Somewhat pretty.

Pulpitish (a.) Of or pertaining to the pulpit; like preaching.

Puppetish (a.) Resembling a puppet in appearance or action; of the nature of a puppet.

Quakerish (a.) Like or pertaining to a Quaker; Quakerlike.

Queenfish (n.) A California sciaenoid food fish (Seriphys politus). The back is bluish, and the sides and belly bright silvery. Called also kingfish.

Refurbish (v. t.) To furbish anew.

Refurnish (v. t.) To furnish again.

Replenish (v. t.) To fill again after having been diminished or emptied; to stock anew; hence, to fill completely; to cause to abound.

Replenish (v. t.) To finish; to complete; to perfect.

Replenish (v. i.) To recover former fullness.

Republish (v. t.) To publish anew; specifically, to publish in one country (a work first published in another); also, to revive (a will) by re/xecution or codicil.

Ribaldish (a.) Like a ribald.

Ricketish (a.) Rickety.

Roundfish (n.) Any ordinary market fish, exclusive of flounders, sole, halibut, and other flatfishes.

Roundfish (n.) A lake whitefish (Coregonus quadrilateralis), less compressed than the common species. It is very abundant in British America and Alaska.

Sallowish (a.) Somewhat sallow.

Scaldfish (n.) A European flounder (Arnoglossus laterna, or Psetta arnoglossa); -- called also megrim, and smooth sole.

Schottish (n.) Alt. of Schottische

Sermonish (a.) Resembling a sermon.

Shadowish (a.) Shadowy; vague.

Sheatfish (n.) A European siluroid fish (Silurus glanis) allied to the cat-fishes. It is the largest fresh-water fish of Europe, sometimes becoming six feet or more in length. See Siluroid.

Shellfish (n.) Any aquatic animal whose external covering consists of a shell, either testaceous, as in oysters, clams, and other mollusks, or crustaceous, as in lobsters and crabs.

Shemitish (a.) Of or pertaining to Shem, the son of Noah, or his descendants. See Semitic.

Skullfish (n.) A whaler's name for a whale more than two years old.

Smittlish (a.) Infectious; catching.

Snailfish (n.) See Sea snail (a).

Snakefish (n.) The band fish.

Snakefish (n.) The lizard fish.

Snipefish (n.) The bellows fish.

Snipefish (n.) A long, slender deep-sea fish (Nemichthys scolopaceus) with a slender beak.

Spadefish (n.) An American market fish (Chaetodipterus faber) common on the southern coasts; -- called also angel fish, moonfish, and porgy.

Spearfish (n.) A large and powerful fish (Tetrapturus albidus) related to the swordfish, but having scales and ventral fins. It is found on the American coast and the Mediterranean.

Spearfish (n.) The carp sucker.

Spikefish (n.) See Sailfish (a)

Spleenish (a.) Spleeny; affected with spleen; fretful.

Spoutfish (n.) A marine animal that spouts water; -- applied especially to certain bivalve mollusks, like the long clams (Mya), which spout, or squirt out, water when retiring into their holes.

Squabbish (a.) Thick; fat; heavy.

Squeamish (a.) Having a stomach that is easily or nauseated; hence, nice to excess in taste; fastidious; easily disgusted; apt to be offended at trifling improprieties.

Startlish (a.) Easily startled; apt to start; startish; skittish; -- said especially of a hourse.

Stingfish (n.) The weever.

Stockfish (n.) Salted and dried fish, especially codfish, hake, ling, and torsk; also, codfish dried without being salted.

Stockfish (n.) Young fresh cod.

Strongish (a.) Somewhat strong.

Submonish (v. t.) To suggest; to prompt.

Swellfish (n.) Any plectognath fish that dilates itself, as the bur fish, puffer, or diodon.

Swinefish (n.) The wolf fish.

Swordfish (n.) The gar pike.

Swordfish (n.) The cutlass fish.

Swordfish (n.) A southern constellation. See Dorado, 1.

Tallowish (a.) Having the qualities of tallow.

Tartufish (a.) Like a tartuffe; precise; hypocritical.

Trunkfish (n.) Any one of several species of plectognath fishes, belonging to the genus Ostracion, or the family Ostraciontidae, having an angular body covered with a rigid integument consisting of bony scales. Some of the species are called also coffer fish, and boxfish.

Tyrannish (a.) Like a tyrant; tyrannical.

Undumpish (v. t.) To relieve from the dumps.

Unfurnish (v. t.) To strip of furniture; to divest; to strip.

Uplandish (a.) Of or pertaining to uplands; dwelling on high lands.

Uplandish (a.) Rude; rustic; unpolished; uncivilized.

Vulturish (a.) Vulturous.

Wallowish (a.) Flat; insipid.

Well-wish (n.) A wish of happiness.

Whitefish (n.) The menhaden.

Whitefish (n.) The beluga, or white whale.

Willowish (a.) Having the color of the willow; resembling the willow; willowy.

Winninish (n.) The land-locked variety of the common salmon.

Wreckfish (n.) A stone bass.

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