Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- like an ape
- imitative in an unreasoning way
- silly, affected, mischievous, etc.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Resembling an ape.
- Slavishly or foolishly imitative: “My own performances were apish imitations of Olivier's stirring cadences” (Robert Brustein).
- Silly; outlandish.
- apˈish·ly adverb
- apˈish·ness noun