#2-Animalish words

My List of Animalish Words

In my book I wrote:

(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 with 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.

No 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,)

Comments from my Readers & Friends

  1. 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.

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

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

  4. cattish

    meaning: sneaky

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

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

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

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

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