Main definitions of ish in English

: ish1ish2

ish1

noun

informal
  • An issue of a magazine, journal, etc.

    ‘the super duo appears in the latest 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.’
    • ‘Don't dare miss next ish!’
    • ‘My brother got a copy of the latest ish this afternoon.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

1940s: informal abbreviation of issue.

Pronunciation:

ish

/iSH/

Main definitions of ish in English

: ish1ish2

ish2

noun

US
informal
  • Used as a euphemism for “shit”

    ‘that ish was hard for me to watch’
    • ‘Didn't he like invent that ish?’
    • ‘The snapshot shows them on some Bonnie and Clyde ish, with the pair wearing black face masks while joined by another couple.’
    • ‘You don't know ish about cars.’
    • ‘You gotta peep the vids, funny as ish.’
    • ‘The Jonas Brothers were the ish back in the late 2000s.’

Origin

1990s: alteration of shit.

Pronunciation:

ish

/iSH/