Using Suffix -ish with Time and Color

Suffix -ish with time


When referring to time the suffix -ish means within plus or minus 15 minutes.

• You wake up at nine-ish every weekend.

• A: What time is the party?

  B: At 8-ish.

• Shall I pick you up at sevenish?

When describing the colors of things we can add the suffix -ish, to say it is the hue of the color. For example, when I say “brownish”, it means that it’s kind of brown, not exactly brown, though.

• She has brownish-green eyes

• Michelle has reddish-brown hair.


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