From other +‎ -ish. Cognate with Dutch anders (different).


otherish (comparative more otherish, superlative most otherish)

  1. Pertaining or belonging to another kind; different.
    • 2007, Charlotte Sleigh, Six legs better: a cultural history of myrmecology:
      This likens the insect to another otherish human―not impossibly cruel this time, but impossibly brilliant.
  2. Concerned with or directed toward others; selfless.
    • 1884, James Hinton, The law-breaker and the coming of the law:
      About the word "altruistic" and the suggestion of "otherish," the real meaning of the difficulty about a word for "regard to others," is that we do not want it.