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  • adj. somewhat old

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Somewhat old.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rather old; elderly.

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  • adj. somewhat elderly


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old +‎ -ish


  • All Gotham is waiting to hear all about St. Philips 'choir; the boys are working hard and Mr. Kenney looks a little "oldish," but of course they'll do finely.

    Social Notes.

  • It's the confidential stenographer who has been tampered with — you remember that middle-aged, youngish-oldish woman, Tom?


  • (I exclude series with titles along the lines of "a drama series about oldish ladies".)

    April 2009

  • Links flickr! use. perl journal oldish homepage local filter

    Almost there!

  • It may also have proved, to the misbegotten, an oldish obvious truth: that there's a kind of critical mass about the media's love of narcissistic self-preening: they will always talk you up before they come for you.

    Rewind TV: Big Brother; The X Factor; Dispatches

  • He was oldish, but pretty spry and full of beans ... let's see, what else?


  • Two oldish men presided over the '50s, Truman and Eisenhower, and in retrospect they seem pretty fair presidents, though the right detested Truman and the left scorned Ike.

    The '50S

  • MARTIN: She does rule, but I've got to say, this is going to sound super scandalous, but her voice sounds oldish (ph).

    In a Soulful Return, Al Green Lays It Down

  • We'll go to something - from something oldish to something not exactly new, but it's new to all of us here in America, the British singer/songwriter, Kate Wallace's album is released stateside today.

    Death Cab Redux and Willie's 1,473rd

  • I drove an oldish black pick-up truck (Tuffy!) that kept threatening to die on me.

    Stacy Parker Aab: When Jail is the Price of Freedom: A Reality Check, Courtesy of MLK


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