thievish

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English thevysch, equivalent to thief +‎ -ish. Cognate with Saterland Frisian däifsk (thievish), Dutch diefsch (thievish), German Low German deevsk (thievish), German diebisch (thievish).

AdjectiveEdit

thievish (comparative more thievish, superlative most thievish)

  1. Having a tendency to steal.
  2. Having the manner of a thief; furtive; stealthy.

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