Earthish adj.

of or pertaining to the planet Earth or its inhabitants

Originally as a standard term, in non-SF contexts: OED has examples from the sixteenth century.

  • 1976 C. Holland Floating Worlds (1977) 53 Cecelia Holland bibliography

    This is Earthish, this drink?

  • 1994 Gazette (Montreal) (Nexis) 3 Sept. a5

    A Martian sent to Earth would conclude we speak a variety of dialects…of a single Earthish tongue.

  • 2014 A. Poehler Yes Please 293

    Also, I am counting on everyone living on the moon by the time my children are teenagers, and that they’ll have really interesting space friends who are kind and good students and think drugs are lame and ‘totally, like, Earthish.’


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