My List of Animalish Words

In my book I wrote:

Picture of four sheep(In addition to sheepish, which means “sort of embarrassed,” I know piggish and wolfish. I wonder if there are other animalish words? I am putting a list of real and made-up ones on my website. You can help.)

Here’s how you can help. In your comments below, tell me your animalish word (real or made-up) along with: 1) a definition of what that word means or should mean, and 2) a sentence that can be fun or clever.

For example, I’m going to start Picture of a snail on a leafwith snailish, which I don’t think is a word, but if it were a word, it would mean really slow.

My grandfathers, neither of whom can run, had a totally snailish footrace.

Or how about eagleish, which I think would mean having excellent eyesight.

Picture of a bald eagleNo one messes around in class because my eagleish teacher sees everything.

Go for it!

(Read over the comment list first to see what other kids have written. Some of them are really good, really clever, and really funny,)

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  1. How about monkeying? Like. . . “Stop monkeying around!” I get that a lot. . . Oh, and my name is pronounced ‘Ava’. I’m sorry if that’s random.

  2. Dragonish? (really cool is what I came up with describes you!), Skunkish (really stinky, describes Goon!), and Crazy Book Wormish (describes me with your books!)

  3. Foxish, sneaky.
    Sluggish (an actual word).
    Wasplike, mean, “stings” you, bully, jerk, etc.

    1. That’s interesting. I looked it up and “squirrely” is actually a word. It means having quick, jumpy movements and also quirky behavior like being odd or eccentric, strange, or just weird.

    1. It actually is a real word (except it’s spelled with two Gs.
      DOGGISH [daw-gish, dog-ish]
      1. like a dog; canine: doggish affection.
      2. surly; mean: a doggish temper.
      3. stylish and showy.

  4. Hawks are really used to killing their pray, so-
    My sister is really hawkish when it comes to the basketball court-which would mean she was used to winning.
    I could also say-my sister is just plain snakeish-which would mean she was really mean.
    I’m sure you can relate.

  5. My word is fishy or fishish meaning REALLY REALLY SMELLY and something does not seem correct at all.

  6. Well, I have a real word. Sluggish.
    I was feeling sluggish at school after the Thanksgiving break.

    1. Totally excellent, Chris! Maybe my mind was sluggish when I made up this page or I would’ve thought of that word!

    1. Excellent “animalish” word! But I would not include ears in the sentence because hawks do not have extra good hearing.

  7. cattish

    meaning: sneaky

    sentence: my brother was being cattish as he eavesdropped on me and my friends

  8. Made up animalish word:Doggish 1)Really super JUMPY 2)I was super doggish when I got to go to a sleepover. True!

    1. That’s a good word, but it isn’t exactly an ANIMALISH word because it doesn’t end with ISH.

  9. pteroisish.1 a virus 2.a metaphoric virus 3.he is SO pteroisish!P.S. a pterois is a scientific term for lion fish.

  10. Mulish 1. Stubborn. 2. My daughter can be quite mulish when she doesn’t want to go to bed.

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