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[noo-ish, nyoo-] /ˈnu ɪʃ, ˈnyu-/
rather new.
1560-70; new + -ish1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for newish


fairly new
Derived Forms
newishly, adverb
newishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for newish

1560s, from new + -ish.

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