Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Fairly new.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Rather new.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Somewhat new; nearly new.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective informal Somewhat new

Etymologies

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new +‎ -ish

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

  • 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.

    Bell's Batch 8,000 Ale

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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

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