Definitions

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Moderately damp or moist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. slightly wet

Etymologies

From damp +‎ -ish. (Wiktionary)

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)

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

    Ancient, Strange, and Lovely

  • 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

  • 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

  • If iz teh wun wif teh koko, Ai maik it adn beez awl wais teh YUM. saurkraut chipped awl fyn makes it awl dampish.

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  • Itz kwite chillee n dampish here in SaneLuwee 2, but dey promissed sum sunnyShien 2morroo.

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  • Bob did look dampish, inasmuch as the rain was streaming from his neck, elbows, cuffs, skirts, and knees; and his whole apparel shone so with the wet, that it might have been mistaken for a full suit of prepared oilskin.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

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