Apishly - definition of apishly by The Free Dictionary
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1. Resembling an ape.
2. Slavishly or foolishly imitative: an apish impersonation.
3. Silly; outlandish.
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3) Thomas Herbert presses the animal metaphor that is implicit in Heylyn's appraisal to the limit when he makes the literal connection between the apish speech of Ethiopians and their supposed practices of bestiality: "Their language is apishly
sounded (with whom tis thought they mixe unnaturally).
30) In the 1638 second edition, Herbert revised this passage about the language of the people of the Cape to lay the groundwork for an even more damning assertion about their sexual practices: "Their language is apishly
sounded (with whom tis thought they mixe unnaturally) .