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Meaning of "sharpish" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHARPISH

sharpish  [ˈʃɑːpɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHARPISH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sharpish can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES SHARPISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of sharpish in the English dictionary

The definition of sharpish in the dictionary is fairly sharp. Other definition of sharpish is promptly; quickly.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHARPISH


apish
ˈeɪpɪʃ
blimpish
ˈblɪmpɪʃ
cheapish
ˈtʃiːpɪʃ
clumpish
ˈklʌmpɪʃ
dampish
ˈdæmpɪʃ
foppish
ˈfɒpɪʃ
grumpish
ˈɡrʌmpɪʃ
impish
ˈɪmpɪʃ
Lappish
ˈlæpɪʃ
lumpish
ˈlʌmpɪʃ
papish
ˈpeɪpɪʃ
popish
ˈpəʊpɪʃ
raspish
ˈrɑːspɪʃ
sheepish
ˈʃiːpɪʃ
snappish
ˈsnæpɪʃ
steepish
ˈstiːpɪʃ
uppish
ˈʌpɪʃ
vampish
ˈvæmpɪʃ
waspish
ˈwɒspɪʃ
wimpish
ˈwɪmpɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHARPISH

sharp-sighted
sharp-sightedly
sharp-sightedness
sharp-tempered
sharp-tongued
sharp-witted
sharp-wittedly
sharp-wittedness
sharpbender
sharpen
sharpener
sharpening
sharper
Sharpeville
sharpie
sharply
sharpness
sharpshooter
sharpshooting
sharpy

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHARPISH

aspish
dumpish
frumpish
glumpish
guttersnipish
hippish
mopish
mugwumpish
mumpish
pish
poppish
quippish
rompish
scampish
swampish
trampish
trollopish
wampish
will-o-the-wispish
wispish

Synonyms and antonyms of sharpish in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sharpish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHARPISH

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Translator English - Chinese

悬崖勒马
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sharpish
570 millions of speakers

English

sharpish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

sharpish
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

sharpish
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

быстренько
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sharpish
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

sharpish
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sharpish
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tajam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sharpish
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

sharpish
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

sharpish
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sharpish
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sharpish
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

sharpish
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तीक्ष्ण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Keskin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sharpish
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sharpish
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

швиденько
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

la fix
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

sharpish
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sharpish
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sharpish
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sharpish
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sharpish

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARPISH»

The term «sharpish» is regularly used and occupies the 99.353 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARPISH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sharpish

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHARPISH»

Discover the use of sharpish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sharpish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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An Account of the Fishes Found in the River Ganges and Its ...
The head is oval, sharpish, and small; above smooth, and below rough. The cheek-bones are indented 0n the lower edge. The mouth is very large, and, when shut, descends obliquely backward. The under jaw is the longest, and is covered  ...
Francis Hamilton, 1822
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
See ROGUES, in Appendix. sharpish, adv. Almost always in understatement, by implication giving the -ishsuffix the force of 'very' (as opp. the S.E. adj., where it I somewhat, fairly): coll.: C.20. In, e.g., 'They started shooting, 50 we moved out a ...
Eric Partridge, 2006
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Shorter Slang Dictionary
Since the late 1970s. sharpish quickly, promptly, as in they started shooting, so we moved out a bit sharpish, you'd better get over there pretty sharpish. shat a jocular form of the past tense or past participle of shit, v., as in he nearly shat himself ...
Paul Beale, Eric Partridge, Rosalind Fergusson, 2003
4
#NAME?: A Sammy Knox Mystery
... wasn't safely in Hull nick after all? No, I decided, not until I'd had a crack at him myself—but I'd better do it sharpish, or withholding information would be yet another black mark on the Knox dossier. Sharpishsharpish . . . -68- Brian McNeill.
Brian McNeill, 2012
5
An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges and its ...
The head is oval, sharpish, and small; above smooth, and below rough. The cheek-bones are indented on the lower edge. The mouth is very large, and, when shut, descends obliquely backward. The under jaw is the longest, and is covered  ...
Francis Buchanan, 1822
6
Second-class Taxi
This question caused a sharpish-looking woman sitting next to the grey-haired man to bridle immediately, and it was quite clear that she did know something. The sharpish-looking woman had a sharpish- sounding tongue and indicated that ...
Sylvester Stein, 1983
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The English dialect dictionary, being the complete ...
SHARPISH, adj. and ado. n.Cy. Yks. Midl. Glo. Wil. Dor. [Ia-rpij,ji'pi{.1N 1. any. Somewhat sharp. n.Cy., Yks., Midi. ( . .) Dor. l'd low there'll be some sharpish frostis, FRANCIS fihnder's Widow (1901) pt. I. x. 2. Considerable. Wil.1 I be eighty -vive ...
Joseph Wright
8
Encyclopaedia Londinensis
Carex 'curta : spikelets si-x 'or more, ovate, remotish, naked : sca-lesovate, sharpish, shorter than the caprule. 'Leavesofei palesubglau-cous-colour, rough along Leaves narrow,-sometimes longer' than the culm, which is from eighteen inches ...
John Wilkes, 1810
9
An Account of the Fishes Found in the River Ganges and Its ...
The head is oval, sharpish, and small ; above smooth, and below rough. The cheek-bones are indented on the lower edge. The mouth is very large, and, when shut, descends obliquely backward. The under jaw is the longest, and is covered  ...
Francis Hamilton, 1972
10
Encyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, ...
... sharpish, chaffy, awnless ; the outer valve concave, embracing the inner, which is narrower. Corolla: glume two-valved, smaller, more tender; outer valve within the inner valve of the calyx, Ihorter, two-toothed, awnless ; the inner valve ...
‎1811

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHARPISH»

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1
What men can learn from family man Obama
I mean, if you are going to do things like smoke weed, you'd better do it when you are in college, then put the blunt away and go out into the world 'sharpish', ... «The Standard Digital News, Jul 15»
2
THINK BEFORE YOU DIAL: Police issue advice for using 101 ahead …
You drop a phone out of a car window:- reporting lost property; Phone number for the court: the police will be round fairly sharpish if you fail to attend so naturally ... «Dorset Echo, Jul 15»
3
Rally driver comes inches from fatal crash as tractor pulls out in front …
... him to drive out of that field without looking properly, but on the other hand he found reverse gear pretty sharpish and might have done his bit to avoid disaster. «Eurosport.com ASIA, Jul 15»
4
The trouble with jokes is that they often backfire, as I know all too well
I had to explain my joke pretty sharpish, but those boys were enraged. “Women don't tell jokes like that,” they said. But I did. Nobody I have ever told about my ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
5
Watch: The first Red Band trailer for Ted 2 has dropped and it's FILTHY
Naturally enough a sequel was always going to happen fairly sharpish. This summer sharpish, to be exact. Now, this is the Red Band trailer, which means those ... «Entertainment.ie, Apr 15»
6
Why October 11th could be the greatest Irish sporting day of 2015
Mark those diaries sharpish lads. 2.2k. shares. Why October 11th could be the greatest Irish sporting day of 2015. By Eric Lalor. Mark those diaries sharpish lads. «JOE, Mar 15»
7
Steven Gerrard: Liverpool must tie Raheem Sterling and Jordan …
Captain Gerrard fears Liverpool risk losing two players who represent “the future of the club” if their contract situations aren't sorted “sharpish.” Sterling has two ... «Mirror.co.uk, Feb 15»
8
I'm A Celebrity 2014: Mel, Tinchy, Jimmy and Foggy facing …
Jimmy Bullard was first to yell 'Get me the f**k out of here, sharpish' saying he 'couldn't f*****g do it' as he was released. In the second round, Tinchy went for the ... «Metro, Nov 14»
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CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons need to ditch the baggage sharpish if …
NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have been keen to stress all summer that this is the start of a new era, that they are starting afresh and determined to establish a new ... «South Wales Argus, Sep 14»
10
2014 Skoda Octavia RS 135TDI wagon review
Ride quality on broken bitumen is a little sharpish, thanks to low-profile rubber, but it's rarely jarring; bigger undulations don't confound the Czech either. Brisker ... «Cars Guide, Sep 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sharpish [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sharpish>. Sep 2019 ».
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