One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of a person: having a general feeling of illness or agitation that seems to affect the whole body; generally indisposed; off-colour.
2That is (nearly) everywhere; ubiquitous; over the whole extent of something.
3Characterized by having an all-over pattern or design; uniform.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Tickler Magazine. From all over + -ish.
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