1. Proper noun.  A diminutive of the male given name Ishmael.
  2. Verb.  (eye dialect of, is) .
  3. Adverb.  (colloquial) somewhat, reasonably, fairly.
  4. Adverb.  (colloquial) about, approximately.
  5. Noun.  The name of the letter which stands for the ''sh'' sound (IPA, /ʃ/) in Pitman shorthand.

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