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biggish

[big-ish] /ˈbɪg ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
rather or fairly big.
Origin of biggish
1620-1630
1620-30; big1 + -ish1
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  • There were some biggish ones, too, you remember; but the slide snapped them off like so many carrots.

  • He's a biggish man, as it is, and to look at him at first you'd fancy that he was bigger than he is.

    Young Mr. Barter's Repentance David Christie Murray
  • He described it as a biggish bird with a long neck, but its colour was not blue—oh, no!

    Afoot in England W.H. Hudson
  • I had told him I thought you were all of you biggish Men, except the Boy.

  • "Yes, it's a biggish place here," said Kalle, drawing himself up.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • You can put a biggish slice of your weight on me; when I am tired I will let you know.

    Redskin and Cow-Boy G. A. (George Alfred) Henty
  • She was always a rare one for the sea, and owned a biggish boat in her father's time.

    The House Under the Sea Sir Max Pemberton
  • His servants had deserted him, and he lived by himself in a biggish, solemn house.

    Wild Oranges Joseph Hergesheimer
  • I'm sorry for him because I thought him a biggish man;—but what he's done 'll just be the making of us over there.

    The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope

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