Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Otherwise.

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  • adjective Pertaining to something or someone else; different.
  • adjective Pertaining or directed toward others; otherish.
  • adverb nonstandard Otherwise; differently.

Etymologies

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From other +‎ -ly.

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From Middle English otherliche, from Old English ōþerlīċe ("otherwise, differently"), equivalent to other +‎ -ly. Cognate with Old Saxon ōþarlīk, Old High German andarlīh, Icelandic annarligur, Gothic  (anþarleiko, "otherwise").

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