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biggish

[big-ish] /ˈbɪg ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
rather or fairly big.
Origin of biggish
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30; big1 + -ish1
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  • He's a biggish man, as it is, and to look at him at first you'd fancy that he was bigger than he is.

    Young Mr. Barter's Repentance David Christie Murray
  • I had told him I thought you were all of you biggish Men, except the Boy.

  • Dick was now becoming a biggish boy, and he hoped soon to be made a putter.

    Taking Tales W.H.G. Kingston
  • The girl in white, with the biggish nose, fluttered round him.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • You can put a biggish slice of your weight on me; when I am tired I will let you know.

    Redskin and Cow-Boy

    G. A. (George Alfred) Henty
  • His wife sat with him in front, and a biggish boy sat with me behind.

  • His servants had deserted him, and he lived by himself in a biggish, solemn house.

    Wild Oranges Joseph Hergesheimer
  • I saw a biggish man standing with his hands in the pockets of his pea-jacket.

  • About a mile down the road the other way was a biggish wood, through which the road ran.

    Out on the Pampas G. A. Henty

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