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reddish

[red-ish]
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adjective
  1. somewhat red; tending to red; tinged with red.
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Origin of reddish

First recorded in 1350–1400, reddish is from the Middle English word redische. See red1, -ish1
Related formsred·dish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for reddish

reddish

adjective
  1. somewhat red
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Derived Formsreddishly, adverbreddishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for reddish

adj.

late 14c., from red (adj.1) + -ish. Related: Reddishness.

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