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[hwahy-tish, wahy-]
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  1. somewhat white; tending to white.
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Origin of whitish

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at white, -ish1
Related formswhit·ish·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for whitish

Historical Examples

  • Its plumage is a whitish grey; and it is about the size of a capon.

    The History of Louisiana

    Le Page Du Pratz

  • It is quite large in size, white or whitish, very woolly or floccose.

  • The gills are distant, rather broad, shortly decurrent, whitish.

  • The gills are strongly decurrent, crowded, narrow, and white or whitish.

  • The gills are close, decurrent, whitish, some of them forked at the base.