1. base, worthless; contemptible, despicable, vile ...1550
2. * resembling dung; characteristic of dung ...a1722
from dung (n. compost, manure) + -ish
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1550 - see EXAMPLE below
"...How can he be closed wythin limytes, that ouerspreadeth the heauens and contayneth all thynges? Thys dyuinite of yours is but dougyshe daubry..."
From: The Apology of Iohan Bale Agaynste a Ranke Papyst Anuswering both hym and hys doctours, that neyther their vowes nor yet their Priesthode are of the Gospell, but of Antichrist
- John Bale