somewhat young.

Origin of youngish

First recorded in 1660–70; young + -ish1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of youngish

  • The ‘youngish’ novelist lives in New Orleans next to a federal officer of some kind who talks constantly about fantasy sports.

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    Nathaniel Rich: How I Write

    Noah Charney

    April 3, 2013

  • Asked if he preferred Leno or Conan, the youngish former senator apparently hadn't a clue who either of them was.

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    At Last, Some GOP Contenders

    Matt Latimer

    June 14, 2011

  • Both are by youngish men (Lemon is 31, Flynn 49), both explore masculinity and weakness, existential and physical.

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    Why Some Memoirs Are Better As Fiction

    Taylor Antrim

    January 19, 2010

  • Scozzafava, a youngish possible up and comer just effectively joined the Democrats.

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    How the GOP Loses Women

    Linda Hirshman

    November 1, 2009

  • That critical number—the biggest pool of youngish, single men—encompassed 60% of the weighting.

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    Best (and Worst) Cities to Meet Men

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    October 18, 2009

Historical Examples of youngish

  • He was youngish, Sam said, an' he had on a light coat, an' the pockets on 't bulged.

  • He was youngish an' she was younger an'—she wasn't goin' out anywheres that summer.

  • She was, of course, a youngish woman then, though no chicken.

    The Lion's Mouse

    C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

  • So, you sees, my youngish friends, dat oders suffer like yourselfs.

    She and I, Volume 2

    John Conroy Hutcheson

  • Besides he's youngish and good-looking, has splendid estates, and I really like him.

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    Clyde Fitch