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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. 2018.
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  • This evening I had company in the shape of a bagman, a smartish fellow.

    A Thin Ghost and Others

    M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
  • The horses have come along at a smartish pace and will do with a breather.

    On the Road to Bagdad F. S. Brereton
  • After an hour and a quarter of smartish walking, I reach the door.

    Nancy Rhoda Broughton
  • When I sees un I says, 'I can see you've 'ad a smartish doing, old boy.'

    A Cotswold Village J. Arthur Gibbs
  • A smartish piece of goods upon my word for Pembrokeshire; quite a London lady, eh, Miss?'


    Charlotte Turner Smith
  • Dromas evaded both without guarding, and, in reply, gave the Thuler a smartish touch on his unfortunate nose.

    The Hot Swamp R.M. Ballantyne
  • Vy, ve drives a smartish trade wi' them through them foreign steamers.

    Auriol W. Harrison Ainsworth
  • A smartish affair this, I said to the little man with the pale-blue eyes, who leant disconsolately against the wall.

  • Before the "White Hart" Inn was a smartish pony phaeton, in charge of a stunted stable lad.

    Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities Robert Smith Surtees
  • I have to dress for a smartish servant and a Russia leather despatch-box.

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