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Etymology 1[edit]

Google +‎ -ish


Googlish (comparative more Googlish, superlative most Googlish)

  1. (Internet, informal) Resembling or in the manner of Google.
    This is the Googlish way to do directory services.
    • 2017, Robert E. Gutsche, Jr., Media Control: News as an Institution of Power and Social Control:
      "Innovation" has become a key word in journalism education, as schools attempt to create a Googlish culture that provides students with the ability to create their own platforms, technologies, and techniques for journalistic reporting and storytelling.

Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of Google +‎ English


Googlish (uncountable)

  1. (informal) The result of translating foreign-language text via any of various popular web-translation engines.
  2. (informal) A notional language, not quite identical to English, resembling the result of such translation.
    • 2003 June 15, “SCO's evidence unveiled?”, in The Inquirer[1]:
      One of our Austrian readers who speaks and writes excellent English has translated the German, and placed it here, if the Googlish translation is doing your brain in.