transitive verbmon·ished, mon·ish·ing, mon·ish·es
Origin of monishMiddle English monesten, monishe, from Old French monester, from Vulgar Latin *monestare, alteration of Latin mon&emacron;re, to warn; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present monishes, present participle monishing, simple past and past participle monished)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.