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fairish

[fair-ish] /ˈfɛər ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
moderately good, large, or well:
a fairish income.
2.
moderately light in color:
a fairish complexion.
Origin of fairish
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; fair1 + -ish1
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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

fairish

/ˈfɛərɪʃ/
adjective
1.
moderately good, well, etc
2.
(of the hair, complexion, etc) moderately light in colour
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