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[smahr-tish] /ˈsmɑr tɪʃ/
rather smart; fairly intelligent or quick-witted:
smartish answers on a quiz.
rather fashionable; fairly chic or exclusive:
a smartish new restaurant.
fairly impressive or significant:
a smartish number of supporters at the rally.
rather saucy or pert.
Origin of smartish
First recorded in 1730-40; smart + -ish1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Before the "White Hart" Inn was a smartish pony phaeton, in charge of a stunted stable lad.

    Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities Robert Smith Surtees
  • The horses have come along at a smartish pace and will do with a breather.

    On the Road to Bagdad F. S. Brereton
  • Vy, ve drives a smartish trade wi' them through them foreign steamers.

    Auriol W. Harrison Ainsworth
  • After an hour and a quarter of smartish walking, I reach the door.

    Nancy Rhoda Broughton
  • When Christmas Day come, we had somethin' for dinner, but 'twa'n't much; and we had a smartish few bottles o' home-made wine.

    Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer George Sturt (AKA George Bourne)
  • A smartish piece of goods upon my word for Pembrokeshire; quite a London lady, eh, Miss?'

    Emmeline Charlotte Turner Smith
  • I declare I shall be just the zame as ever—may be I may buy a smartish bridle, or a zilver backy stopper, or the like o' that.

    Speed the Plough Thomas Morton
  • Dromas evaded both without guarding, and, in reply, gave the Thuler a smartish touch on his unfortunate nose.

    The Hot Swamp R.M. Ballantyne
  • I count as her had been in the water and below the ice a smartish while afore they catched sight of she.

    Six Plays Florence Henrietta Darwin
  • A smartish affair this, I said to the little man with the pale-blue eyes, who leant disconsolately against the wall.

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