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  1. somewhat salty.
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Origin of saltish

First recorded in 1470–80; salt1 + -ish1
Related formssalt·ish·ly, adverbsalt·ish·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for saltish

saline, alkaline, pungent, briny, sour, salted, acrid, brackish, salt, saliferous, saltish, salty

Examples from the Web for saltish

Historical Examples of saltish

  • It was found to be saltish to the taste, and to dissolve readily in water.

    The Book of the Damned

    Charles Fort

  • It is limpid, like water, of a saltish taste, and without odor.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy

    Catherine Esther Beecher

  • Its taste is saltish, with a degree of roughness and astringency.

  • Saltish this water may be, but nine-tenths of it is honest rain from heaven.'


    Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • The saltish atmosphere is left behind, and the air tings with the sweetness of mountain and lake.


    Ella Higginson