somewhat red; tending to red; tinged with red.

Origin of reddish

First recorded in 1350–1400, reddish is from the Middle English word redische. See red1, -ish1
Related formsred·dish·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

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

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