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PronunciationEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

InterjectionEdit

coppish?

  1. Alternative spelling of capisce
    • 2001, Lil Cromer; Allen R. Pedrick, Terminal Greed:
      “Simple, I live here so I was nominated. Coppish?”
    • 2006, Michael Beres, The President's Nemesis:
      “After that we'll see.” Jake reached out and clasped Walter's shoulder. “Coppish?”

Etymology 2Edit

cop +‎ -ish

AdjectiveEdit

coppish (comparative more coppish, superlative most coppish)

  1. (slang) Resembling or characteristic of a police officer.
    • 2003, Robert B. Parker, Widow's Walk:
      “Are you a policeman?” Conroy said. I gave him my most coppish deadpan stare.
    • 2011, Holly Jacobs, Father's Name:
      “I know I'm going to sound suspicious and very policelike—” “You're allowed to sound coppish...it's in your DNA,” Laura assured him.

Etymology 3Edit

From codpiece.

NounEdit

coppish

  1. (Wales) The fly of a zipper.
    • 1986, Dylan Thomas, The Holy Six:
      ...the crystal-gazer's husband, a freak in knickerbockers with an open coppish and a sabbath gamp...

ReferencesEdit

  • capiche” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.