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[shawr-tish] /ˈʃɔr tɪʃ/
rather short.
Origin of shortish
1790-1800; short + -ish1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She was a shortish, stout, upright little woman, who used a large fan and spoke with an accent strange to the Midlands.

  • He was a shortish, thick-set man of some five and forty years of age.

    A Lost Cause Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Dick saw before him a shortish, thickset man, grim of feature, who did not ask him a word until he had finished the dispatch.

    The Guns of Shiloh Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The ninth is a shortish hole, for which one is popularly supposed to take an iron club.

  • Tumpany was a shortish thick-set man of fifty, with a red clean-shaven face.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • They are shortish and very black, with projecting jaws, broad noses and thick lips.

  • Hermann Deutch was a shortish, middle-aged Jew, belonging to the humbler classes and of a perfectly cheap and cheerful type.

    "Persons Unknown" Virginia Tracy
  • Its form, however, must have been Pig-like, so at least one would presume from the elongated skull and shortish legs.

  • The tunnel was so low that Gaydon, though a shortish man, could barely hold his head erect.

    Clementina A.E.W. Mason
  • A shortish, tubby man whose figure added ten years to his age.

    The Triumph of John Kars Ridgwell Cullum

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