Definitions

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  • adjective Moderately damp or moist.

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  • adjective obsolete Characterised by noxious vapours; misty, smoky.
  • adjective Moderately damp or moist.

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  • adjective slightly wet

Etymologies

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From damp +‎ -ish.

Examples

  • When I went home for dinner yesterday noon I give you my word my clothes was kind of dampish even then.

    The Portygee

  • Before the drawing of the curtain occasioned by the mother's entrance, the immersed Zooey, drawing on his "dampish" cigarette, reads a four-year-old letter from Buddy, in which, among other things (such as encouraging Zooey in his decision to become an actor rather than going for a Ph. D.), Buddy tells Zooey to "be kinder to Bessie ... when you can.

    Justice to J.D. Salinger

  • I snuggled close, and his long, dampish arm draped across my shoulder, releasing an invisible scent cloud of Aqua di Gio, glycerin soap, and burnt matches.

    Anhedonia (excerpt 2)

  • After breakfast we put on our dampish bathing suits and walked down to the ocean, lugging a blanket, the earthquake books, and also our Spush spiral notebooks.

    THIS IS ME FROM NOW ON

  • After breakfast we put on our dampish bathing suits and walked down to the ocean, lugging a blanket, the earthquake books, and also our Spush spiral notebooks.

    THIS IS ME FROM NOW ON

  • I could feel the sharp little bumps along its spine, and assorted other nodes and lumps and knobs beneath the dampish layer of fuzz.

    Ancient, Strange, and Lovely

  • After breakfast we put on our dampish bathing suits and walked down to the ocean, lugging a blanket, the earthquake books, and also our Spush spiral notebooks.

    THIS IS ME FROM NOW ON

  • After breakfast we put on our dampish bathing suits and walked down to the ocean, lugging a blanket, the earthquake books, and also our Spush spiral notebooks.

    THIS IS ME FROM NOW ON

  • I could smell something, something dampish but not unpleasant.

    Ancient, Strange, and Lovely

  • Also, I'm quite sure that today's product testing results will ultimately have some effect on the porn industry, now that Knogs have been proven to prevail in, um, submerged and dampish conditions.

    Knogging a Dead Horse: Product Test Follow-Up

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