thievish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

thievish (comparative more thievish, superlative most thievish)

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