Meaning of neighbour-like in English:

neighbour-like

Pronunciation /ˈneɪbəlʌɪk/

adverb

Scottish, Irish
  • In a neighbourly fashion; as befits a neighbour. Now also (Scottish and Irish English): in emulation of one's neighbours; so as not to be outdone by one's neighbours.

adjective

Scottish, Irish, Northern Irish
  • Emulating one's neighbours; striving not to be outdone by one's neighbours.

Origin

Late Middle English. From neighbour + -like. Compare later neighbourly, neighbourly.