rather smart; fairly intelligent or quick-witted: smartish answers on a quiz.
rather fashionable; fairly chic or exclusive: a smartish new restaurant.
fairly impressive or significant: a smartish number of supporters at the rally.
rather saucy or pert.

Origin of smartish

First recorded in 1730–40; smart + -ish1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for smartish

Historical Examples of smartish

  • This evening I had company in the shape of a bagman, a smartish fellow.

    A Thin Ghost and Others

    M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James

  • The horses have come along at a smartish pace and will do with a breather.

    On the Road to Bagdad

    F. S. Brereton

  • After an hour and a quarter of smartish walking, I reach the door.


    Rhoda Broughton

  • When I sees un I says, 'I can see you've 'ad a smartish doing, old boy.'

    A Cotswold Village

    J. Arthur Gibbs

  • A smartish piece of goods upon my word for Pembrokeshire; quite a London lady, eh, Miss?'


    Charlotte Turner Smith