big·​gish ˈbi-gish How to pronounce biggish (audio)
: somewhat big

Examples of biggish in a Sentence

a rather biggish table for a dining room of modest dimensions a biggish wart that should be removed
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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of biggish was in 1611

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“Biggish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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