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An issue of magazine, journal, etc.‘the super duo appears in the latest ish’
- ‘Don't dare miss next ish!’
- ‘A caption reminds us of the weighty importance of Peter's dangling question from the previous ish.’
- ‘See next week's ish for details.’
- ‘Who could resist this teaser for the next ish?’
- ‘I guess I'll flip through next month's ish, but I probably won't be buying.’
- ‘My brother got a copy of the latest ish this afternoon.’
1940s: informal abbreviation of issue.
Used as a euphemism for ‘shit’‘that ish was hard for me to watch’
- ‘Didn't he like invent that ish?’
- ‘You gotta peep the vids, funny as ish.’
- ‘The Jonas Brothers were the ish back in the late 2000s.’
- ‘You don't know ish about cars.’
- ‘The snapshot shows them on some Bonnie and Clyde ish, with the pair wearing black face masks while joined by another couple.’
1990s: alteration of shit.
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