Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Fairly new.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Somewhat new

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Somewhat new; nearly new.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rather new.

Etymologies

new +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The battle of the sexes, (c. 1918 – c. 2007), the colorful dialects, the familiar supernatural characters in newish situations, the punishments meted out by omnipotent powers, these all are equally interesting. bc Says:

    A GOTHIC ADVENTURE • by Paul A. Freeman

  • Anway … Wouldn’t statewide school districts alleviate some of the problems current school districts have with either a shortage of classrooms (in newish suburbs) or a surplus (central cities, older suburbs)?

    Matthew Yglesias » School Construction Stimulus

  • Commemorating - surprise, surprise - the 8,000th batch of beer they've brewed, Bell's uses the opportunity to serve up what I think can be best described as a newish category of beer - the American Strong Ale.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • The result is that new and "newish" homes are now more of a bargain than they usually are and are likely to be in a year or two, once the housing market has recovered.

    Suburb vs. Exurb

  • I'm not convinced that a bunch of women submitting stories to F&SF all at once is the best way to get more of our stories bought, or to prove any sort of meaningful editorial bias or unbias ... especially since there will likely only be a few slots for "newish" or "unknown" writers open at the time anyway.

    Wow!

  • And from what I think I understand, it's not easy to get into ArmadilloCon as a "newish" writer.

    Oh, CRAP! But GOOD Crap...

  • I write "newish" as the idea first appeared about a year ago but it only started to gain common usage about six months ago, and the reason I mention it is that most people have no idea what it's all about.

    Sentenced To Prism

  • It's more for me, because of the fact that I'm kind of newish at starting; I haven't done it for about seven years, so it's like a learning process all over again.

    Baseball Prospectus

  • I decided to drill a hole in my "newish" 2007 Nissan Frontier.

    eHam.net News

  • (link) I'm not convinced that a bunch of women submitting stories to F&SF all at once is the best way to get more of our stories bought, or to prove any sort of meaningful editorial bias or unbias ... especially since there will likely only be a few slots for "newish" or "unknown" writers open at the time anyway.

    ccfinlay: Wow!

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.