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  1. moderately good, large, or well: a fairish income.
  2. moderately light in color: a fairish complexion.
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Origin of fairish

First recorded in 1605–15; fair1 + -ish1
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Historical Examples

  • She was consuming a fairish stretch of open water at a high speed.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock

    T. S. Stribling

  • "Fairish," the other replied evasively; and Taylor grew suspicious.

    Colonial Born

    G. Firth Scott

  • The majority were Russian and French with a fairish sprinkling of Belgians.

  • Then we got a fairish breeze; but we can get nothing in moderation.

  • It was a business as had been established some time—a fairish business it was.

British Dictionary definitions for fairish


  1. moderately good, well, etc
  2. (of the hair, complexion, etc) moderately light in colour
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