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[lawng-ish, long-] /ˈlɔŋ ɪʃ, ˈlɒŋ-/
somewhat long.
Origin of longish
First recorded in 1605-15; long1 + -ish1 Unabridged
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  • I took him away from Bankok in my ship, and we had a longish passage.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • His longish, tousled hair and his great beard were purple-black.

    Victory Joseph Conrad
  • After lunch to the palace—a longish drive inland from the river.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch
  • We have a longish wait, but there's lots to look at, still new to me.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch
  • Then followed a longish pause, and after it Higgs's voice again.

    Queen Sheba's Ring H. Rider Haggard
  • Do I understand that this vessel could undertake a longish voyage?

    Ravensdene Court

    J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  • Fayliss had high cheekbones, longish eyes, with large pupils.

    The Troubadour Robert Augustine Ward Lowndes
  • The parcel had a longish excursion on its own account after that.

    The Iron Horse R.M. Ballantyne
  • “But I have knife too,” he said, drawing out a longish weapon from his belt.

    In the Eastern Seas W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for longish


rather long
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Word Origin and History for longish

1610s, from long (adj.) + -ish.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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