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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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  • He was an oldish, shabby little fellow, with bad teeth and no hair on his face.

    Typhoon Joseph Conrad
  • He was an oldish man, and I met him just as I was coming out of the bath-house.

    A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
  • He found her in her kitchen; an oldish woman who lived by charing.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • The sentry was an oldish man, of the Landwehr, and entirely unsuspicious.

    Two Daring Young Patriots W. P. Shervill
  • Of the oldish men, some answered well, and some very poorly.

    Youth Leo Tolstoy
  • An oldish man of portly figure, who looked like a sea captain, was steering.

    Peter Trawl W. H. G. Kingston
  • One is an oldish man, greyheaded, thin-faced, and wearing spectacles.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • He was an oldish, roughish-looking man, and had all the appearance of a seaman.

  • Sasha produced a pocket-book and took from it an oldish paper.

    Moscow Fred Whishaw

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