squar·​ish ˈskwer-ish How to pronounce squarish (audio)
: somewhat square in form or appearance
squarishly adverb
squarishness noun

Examples of squarish in a Sentence

The dog's nose is squarish.
Recent Examples on the Web Most are medium-sized and seem not only painted but built, with lots of sturdy squarish shapes inlaid in the frame. Jackson Arn, The New Yorker, 17 Jan. 2024 One test driver described the Trooper's squarish dashboard as ugly, but the precise feel of all the controls, and the assembly quality throughout, are tops in this class. Martin Padgett Jr., Car and Driver, 2 Aug. 2023 The silhouettes are gently cocooned and rounded, with squarish but unexaggerated shoulders; the waistlines nip in. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 Mar. 2023 Loaded up with plenty of creature comforts, as well as a slick 16-valve four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission, this squarish coupe offers plenty of driving thrills at a price that, for BMW, is surprisingly affordable. Susan Smith Jeanes, Car and Driver, 28 Apr. 2023 Garcia learned from her grandmother how to construct a traditional ceramic comal — a flat, smooth griddle typically made from sandstone or earthenware — as well as how to make Oaxacan-style tamales, which are characterized by their fluffy dough and large, squarish shape. New York Times, 9 Nov. 2021 The immersive conditions of a dark theater might be particularly necessary to appreciate the mountainous terrain where it’s set, captured in a nearly squarish 1:37 aspect ratio, aka Academy ratio, that emphasizes soaring verticals. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Feb. 2022 The Cabat is a sumptuously simple squarish leather bag—woven leather and nothing else. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 22 Oct. 2021 The 21 units in the project resemble stacks of snow-white blocks with large, squarish windows framed in bleached wood. Steven Litt, cleveland, 28 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of squarish was in 1742

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“Squarish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squarish. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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squar·​ish ˈskwa(ə)r-ish How to pronounce squarish (audio)
: somewhat square in form or appearance

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