Definition of parsonish in US English:

parsonish

adjective

rare
  • Resembling that of a parson; moralistic; prudish, old-womanish.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Lamb (1775–1834), essayist. From parson + -ish.

Pronunciation

parsonish

/ˈpɑːs(ə)nɪʃ/