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[poo r-ish]
  1. somewhat poor; rather poor.
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Origin of poorish

First recorded in 1650–60; poor + -ish1
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Examples from the Web for poorish

Historical Examples

  • In private ones twenty-five per cent, at least; most of them poorish.

    Hard Cash

    Charles Reade

  • I knaws weal enough that they was noat feade on nothin' at oll, which meakes them loak so poorish!

  • Poorish wheat hereabouts,” says the driver, as he points to the pale green fields.

  • Dartie reflected that Bosinney would have a poorish time in that cab if he didn't look sharp!

  • Without more or less of this knowledge, a lady, even the wife of a peer, is but a poorish thing.

    Advice to Young Men

    William Cobbett