Definitions

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  • adjective Like or resembling a clerk.

Etymologies

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clerk +‎ -ish

Examples

  • That's what he felt like: a guy who's retreated into his clerkish office.

    The Vital Importance of the First Scene

  • In that last category, Headquarters Battery had the advantage of a disproportionate number of certified badasses, despite the clerkish character of our duty assignments.

    Pacific Light

  • Michael considered the careful clerkish script and the phrasing — diplomatic formal.

    The Ideal Bride

  • Inspector Mota collates the details into an incident report, dictated to the clerkish officer, who eventually finishes typing.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • We march up a concrete stairway to the fourth floor, where a clerkish officer sits at a desk behind an antique typewriter in a large room otherwise bare of furniture, waiting to record my statement of victim-hood.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Theo Padnos is a slightly clerkish-looking man of thirty-four, small and pale, whose horn-rimmed glasses and mop of curly, uncombed hair make it easy not to notice the wiry mountain-biker's sinews in his arms and legs.

    The Apocalypse of Adolescence

  • We march up a concrete stairway to the fourth floor, where a clerkish officer sits at a desk behind an antique typewriter in a large room otherwise bare of furniture, waiting to record my statement of victim-hood.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Theo Padnos is a slightly clerkish-looking man of thirty-four, small and pale, whose horn-rimmed glasses and mop of curly, uncombed hair make it easy not to notice the wiry mountain-biker's sinews in his arms and legs.

    The Apocalypse of Adolescence

  • Inspector Mota collates the details into an incident report, dictated to the clerkish officer, who eventually finishes typing.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Harry could see his breath by the clerkish light of green-shaded lamps that hung over a glassed-in office area.

    December 6

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