Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Somewhat hot.

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  • adj. somewhat hot, not quite hot

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  • adj. somewhat hot

Etymologies

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From hot +‎ -ish

Examples

  • They had tried to get a reality show about the Tiger Woods hoopla but all four American networks said that they preferred to steer clear of that somewhat 'hottish' subject

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  • Earlier in the week, Harvey cleverly addressed England's on and off love affair with Andy Murray in the poem "one of ours": if ever he's brattish or brutish or skittish he's Scottish but if he looks fittish and his form is hottish he's British

    John Lundberg: The Official and Unofficial (and Brilliant and Insane) Poetry of Wimbledon

  • * Lots of cynics have floated "regressing to the mean" jokes about the Nats 'hottish start.

    Nats ratings on MASN soaring

  • Try putting hottish - not too hot - cloths on your breasts when you express.

    Lessons at Lunch

  • Eli then grabbed the glass plate with his hands One of the skills you pick up after forty years in the lab is a certain ability to touch hottish things.

    Rabett Run

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Brutish, but also kind of hottish.

    CNN Transcript Nov 10, 2009

  • Lukewarm or hottish water would produce the desired insipid cup even with a good spoonful of tea.

    04/01/2004 - 05/01/2004

  • Variations on a theme that come together with that touch of raw thyme that harkens back to the days he was working with Colicchio at the Tavern, and mustard greens and parmesan adding hottish astringency and sourness, middling the dish right at the level food in a restaurant called Hearth should be.

    Augieland:

  • Stick the peppers in a hottish oven for 45 mins or so, until the skin blisters.

    Even in a little thing

  • It was hottish work, and the bullets were pretty thick about us, but we all got safely to the kranz, and a short scramble took us over the edge.

    Greenmantle

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