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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. 2018.
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  • She was consuming a fairish stretch of open water at a high speed.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • "fairish," the other replied evasively; and Taylor grew suspicious.

    Colonial Born G. Firth Scott
  • The majority were Russian and French with a fairish sprinkling of Belgians.

  • Then we got a fairish breeze; but we can get nothing in moderation.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson Charlotte M. Yonge
  • It was a business as had been established some time—a fairish business it was.

  • 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
  • It is handy for the river, and I do a fairish trade with sailors of an evening.

    Dorothy's Double G. A. Henty
  • He seemed about thirty, fairish, with a rather ragged moustache.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George
  • Unluckily he had pitched upon one who, when he is in collar, reckons thirteen and a half hours a fairish day's work.

  • Now, ladies, I call that a fairish good fight, considering no one is killed on either side.

    Old New Zealand Earl of Pembroke.
British Dictionary definitions for fairish


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