Definition of cultish in US English:

cultish

adjective

  • 1Relating to or characteristic of a small group of people having religious beliefs regarded by others as strange or as imposing excessive control over members.

    ‘weird cultish beliefs’
    1. 1.1 Characterized by a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular thing.
      ‘the cultish adoration of certain traditional writers’
      ‘the crowd's cultish worship seemed out of sync with the performance’
  • 2Relating to a person or thing that is popular or fashionable among a particular group or section of society.

    ‘a popular band with a cultish following’

Pronunciation

cultish

/ˈkəltɪʃ//ˈkəltiSH/