coppish

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Interjection[edit]

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 2[edit]

cop +‎ -ish

Adjective[edit]

coppish (comparative more coppish, superlative most coppish)

  1. (slang) Resembling or in the manner of a cop/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 3[edit]

From codpiece.

Noun[edit]

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...

References[edit]

  • capiche” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.