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[ohl-dish] /ˈoʊl dɪʃ/
somewhat old:
an oldish man.
Origin of oldish
First recorded in 1660-70; old + -ish1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • So it was, for a boy always thinks an oldish woman older than she really is.

    Will Weatherhelm W.H.G. Kingston
  • He found her in her kitchen; an oldish woman who lived by charing.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • An oldish man with glasses—the auctioneer—was seated on a box making figures in a notebook.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
  • One is an oldish man, greyheaded, thin-faced, and wearing spectacles.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • He was an oldish man, short and broad-shouldered, with a large head and serious grey eyes.

  • He was an oldish, roughish-looking man, and had all the appearance of a seaman.

  • One lady was somewhat stout and oldish, the other was young and slight, and Jack thought very pretty.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • No girl of any species can compare with an oldish American hired girl.

  • He saw oldish men looking horribly young in their animal excitement, and oldish women looking horrible in their coquettishness.

    The House by the River A. P. Herbert

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