Definitions

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  • adj. Approximately thirty
  • adj. Of about thirty years of age.

Etymologies

thirty +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The parish secretary, a slightly built, dark-haired man of medium height, thirtyish, opened the door to my bell.

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  • Several of Mr. Perrotta's earlier novels—particularly "Election," his 1998 satire about a hotly contested New Jersey high-school election, and his chatty "Little Children" 2004, about thirtyish parents in a Boston neighborhood—inhabit the same micropolitan milieu.

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  • The door opened, and there stood a woman, thirtyish, narrow shouldered.

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  • Jenny is on the academic track established by her overbearing father (an excellent Alfred Molina) and understanding mother (Cara Seymour) until she meets David (a pitch-perfect Peter Sarsgaard), a charming and worldly thirtyish man.

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  • First, The Proposal in which a thirtyish suitor, Ivan Vassilevitch Lomov, easily gains the permission of Stepan Stepanovitch Chubukov for the hand of his daughter Natalya Stepanovna.

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  • A thirtyish woman, straight off the set of Sex and the City, turns and looks at you like you asked her if she wanted to swap underwear.

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  • An estimated 20K of "My Empire for Ashes" is because, the night before the big battle that closes Act Two, Katrina comes to the castle to see her abandoned daughters - her sole return to the city after she left thirtyish years ago to join the Council's breeding program - and, when she is dismissed, she and Telenias see each other on the balcony - and they both pause.

    Monday

  • One has blondish-brown hair, about thirtyish with a barrel chest.

    On the Right Track

  • The driver, a thirtyish, sandy-haired psychologist called Dr. O, wore a corduroy jacket and a skinny tie.

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  • Then came Michael, a pale, thirtyish commodities trader, and next to him was a man named Jonah, wearing dark-rimmed glasses he was constantly adjusting.

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