: somewhat smart : fairly smart
a smartish little barWilliam Sansom
: of considerable importance or significance (as in amount, number, degree, quality)
a smartish distance
some smartish lambs … fat as snailsA. E. Coppard

Word History


smart entry 2 + -ish

First Known Use

1738, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of smartish was in 1738

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“Smartish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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