adjective. ['ˈbʊkɪʃ'] characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading.
- -ish (English)
- -ish (Middle English (1100-1500))
- book (English)
- book (Middle English (1100-1500))
Words that Rhyme with Bookish
Example sentences of the word bookish
For example, a character who is smart and bookish will usually wear glasses.
2. Noun, singular or mass
But this hotel is not for the staid or bookish; it's a hotel with attitude.
Quotes containing the word bookish
1. But the not-very-highbrow truth of the matter was that the reading was how I got my ya-yas out.For the sake of my bookish reputation I upgraded to Tolstoy and Steinbeck before I understood them, but my dark secret was that really, I preferred the junk. The Dragonriders of Pern, Flowers in the Attic, The Clan of the Cave Bear. This stuff was like my stash of Playboys under the mattress.
- Julie Powell, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living