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  1. somewhat sweet.
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Origin of sweetish

First recorded in 1570–80; sweet + -ish1
Related formssweet·ish·ly, adverbsweet·ish·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for sweetish

Historical Examples of sweetish

  • The juice yielded was thick and gummy, and of a sweetish taste.

    Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches

    Edwin Eastman

  • The attendant gave him a glass of white, sweetish substance to drink.

    The Memory of Mars

    Raymond F. Jones

  • Apples are sometimes found that are sweetish on one side and sourish on the other.

    The Apple-Tree

    L. H. Bailey

  • There was the glug-glug of a bottle, and again the sweetish, acrid odor of whisky.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne

  • Houston could smell the sweetish, pungent odor in his helmet.

    The Penal Cluster

    Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)