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[fair-ish] /ˈfɛər ɪʃ/
moderately good, large, or well:
a fairish income.
moderately light in color:
a fairish complexion.
Origin of fairish
First recorded in 1605-15; fair1 + -ish1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • By luck and good conduct he had managed to get the wee boat a fairish way out.

    Harbor Tales Down North Norman Duncan
  • She was consuming a fairish stretch of open water at a high speed.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • Early dawn saw us in motion, with lovely weather, a fairish road, and men in high health and spirits.

  • "fairish," the other replied evasively; and Taylor grew suspicious.

    Colonial Born G. Firth Scott
  • "You'll find Ruggles fairish enough after you've got used to his ways," put in the Honourable George.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • Then we got a fairish breeze; but we can get nothing in moderation.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson Charlotte M. Yonge
  • A couple of fairish paddles were chipped out of bits of driftwood, and a towline a hundred feet long was made of lariats.

    Overland John William De Forest
  • It was a business as had been established some time—a fairish business it was.

  • Then he spoke aloud: 'Well, sir, I'm a fairish specimen of a boy, I think.'

  • I have been over it a fairish number of times, but I have never been able to get the hang of it.

    Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome
British Dictionary definitions for fairish


moderately good, well, etc
(of the hair, complexion, etc) moderately light in colour
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