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suffix     -ish pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    used with the names of places to make adjectives and nouns meaning relating to a particular place or describing someone who comes from a particular place


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  2. 2
    used with some nouns to make adjectives describing a quality that someone or something has
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  3. 4
    used with many numbers to make adverbs meaning approximately

    We’ll have lunch around one-ish.

    “How old is she?” “I don’t know. Fortyish, I guess.”

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patio diplomacy

high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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