old·​ish | \ ˈōl-dish How to pronounce oldish (audio) \

Definition of oldish

: somewhat old or elderly

Examples of oldish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There aren’t just new movies and shows, but an array of old (and oldish) classics. Don Steinberg And Chris Kornelis, WSJ, 1 Apr. 2020 The all-purpose reply is designed to disarm oldish people who dispense condescension dressed up as wisdom. Molly Roberts, The Denver Post, 7 Nov. 2019 Yet the disharmony of an uncertain transmission, cabin materials that are nice from a distance but not so refined under inspection and advanced safety technology that is effective amid an oldish infotainment system causes a disconnect. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, 31 May 2017 The Upper East Side's legendary JG Melon is oldish (est. Aaron Goldfarb, Esquire, 16 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of oldish

circa 1669, in the meaning defined above

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“Oldish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oldish. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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