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Is ish a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word ish is a Scrabble US word. The word ish is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

I1S1H4

Is ish a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word ish is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

I1S1H4

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3 letters words from 'ish'

HIS 6ISH 6

2 letters words from 'ish'

HI 5IS 2
SH 5SI 2

All 3 letters words made out of ish

ish sih ihs his shi hsi

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Definitions and meaning of ish

ish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪʃ

Etymology 1

From is

Verb

ish

  1. Pronunciation spelling of is.

Etymology 2

From the suffix -ish.

Adverb

ish (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) somewhat, reasonably, fairly
    • 26 May 2012, Jason VandenBerghe, “The Five Domains of Play”, Gotland Game Conference, Uppsala University:
      This is where I started. Does Hermione like Dark Souls? Ish.
  2. (colloquial) about, approximately
Synonyms
  • (somewhat): fairly, rather, somewhat
  • (approximately): about, almost, around, close to, loosely, near, nearly, roughly, round about
Translations

Etymology 3

From Pitman ess and eff, which it resembles phonetically and graphically, and the sound it represents. The change in vowel probably reflects the familiar suffix -ish.

Noun

ish (plural ishes)

  1. The letter which stands for the sh sound /ʃ/ in Pitman shorthand.
Related terms
  • esh, the IPA letter for the same sound
  • zhee

Etymology 4

Phonetic spelling of the clipping of issue.

Noun

ish (plural ishes)

  1. (dated, fandom slang) An instalment of a periodical; an issue.
Derived terms
  • annish
  • thish

Etymology 5

Minced oath for shit.

Noun

ish (uncountable)

  1. (euphemistic) Shit.
    • 2015, Ni-Ni Simone, ‎Amir Abrams, Lights, Love & Lip Gloss, page 51:
      I passed on that craziness. I wasn't messing with that ish.

References

  • (Periodical): “ish” in Jeff Prucher, editor, Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction, Oxford, Oxfordshire; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2007, →ISBN, pages 101–102.
  • (Periodical): ish n. at the OED Science Fiction Citations Project

Anagrams

  • His, IHS, Shi, his, shi

Albanian

Alternative forms

  • ush

Etymology

Onomatopoeic.

Verb

ish

  1. chase chicken away

Pipil

Etymology

From Proto-Nahuan *iːx-, from Proto-Uto-Aztecan *pusi. Compare Classical Nahuatl īxtli (eye). Cognate with Yaqui puusim, Hopi poosi'(at), Comanche pui, Shoshone buih, Cahuilla púchill, and Cora hɨʔɨsi.

Pronunciation

  • (standard) IPA(key): /iːʃ/
  • (Izalco) IPA(key): /iʃ/

Noun

-īsh (plural -ijīsh)

  1. eye, (sometimes "face" in compounds)
  2. seed, grain
  3. eyehole, hole, opening
  4. bead

Scots

Noun

ish

  1. issue; liberty of going out

Source: wiktionary.org
  • in Scots law, issue or expiry.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)