Origin of poorish
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Examples from the Web for poorish
In private ones twenty-five per cent, at least; most of them poorish.Hard Cash
I knaws weal enough that they was noat feade on nothin' at oll, which meakes them loak so poorish!
“Poorish wheat hereabouts,” says the driver, as he points to the pale green fields.A Month in Yorkshire
Dartie reflected that Bosinney would have a poorish time in that cab if he didn't look sharp!The Forsyte Saga, Complete
Without more or less of this knowledge, a lady, even the wife of a peer, is but a poorish thing.Advice to Young Men</p>