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  1. rather short.
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Origin of shortish

First recorded in 1790–1800; short + -ish1
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Examples from the Web for shortish

Historical Examples of shortish

  • He was a shortish, thick-set man of some five and forty years of age.

    A Lost Cause

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • The ninth is a shortish hole, for which one is popularly supposed to take an iron club.

  • They are shortish and very black, with projecting jaws, broad noses and thick lips.

  • He was a shortish, rather thick-set, fair man, with a roundish face and a somewhat florid complexion.

  • Its form, however, must have been Pig-like, so at least one would presume from the elongated skull and shortish legs.