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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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  • Abdomen ending in a minutely-serrated edge, with several small simple lobes, between which are longish spiny hairs.

  • Then followed a longish pause, and after it Higgs's voice again.

    Queen Sheba's Ring H. Rider Haggard
  • It had two thick fins and a longish thick tail; was very fat, and of a dark blue colour.

    Manco, the Peruvian Chief W.H.G. Kingston
  • Do I understand that this vessel could undertake a longish voyage?

    Ravensdene Court J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  • I was casting a longish line, and rose a fish at the tail of the pool.

    Chats on Angling H. V. Hart-Davis
  • Fayliss had high cheekbones, longish eyes, with large pupils.

    The Troubadour Robert Augustine Ward Lowndes
  • "Ye've had a nearhand escape this time, sir," he said, after a longish pause.

    The Master of Appleby Francis Lynde
  • The parcel had a longish excursion on its own account after that.

    The Iron Horse R.M. Ballantyne
  • Then maybe I pull a soft black hat down over my hair and draw on gloves and go out into the gray-paved streets for a longish walk.

    I, Mary MacLane Mary MacLane
British Dictionary definitions for longish


rather long
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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