Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of an owl.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Owllike; resembling an owl or some one of its features.
  • Having an appearance of preternatural gravity and wisdom.
  • Stupid; dull; fat-witted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Resembling, or characteristic of, an owl.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective resembling or characteristic of an owl
  • adjective wise and solemn

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective resembling an owl; solemn and wise in appearance

Etymologies

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owl +‎ -ish

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  • Probably because I am just mad about owls

    January 18, 2007