somewhat old: an oldish man.

Origin of oldish

First recorded in 1660–70; old + -ish1
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  • He was an oldish, shabby little fellow, with bad teeth and no hair on his face.


    Joseph Conrad

  • He was an oldish man, and I met him just as I was coming out of the bath-house.

    A Jolly Fellowship

    Frank R. Stockton

  • He found her in her kitchen; an oldish woman who lived by charing.

    Saint's Progress

    John Galsworthy

  • The sentry was an oldish man, of the Landwehr, and entirely unsuspicious.

  • Of the oldish men, some answered well, and some very poorly.


    Leo Tolstoy