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stoutish

[stou-tish] /ˈstaʊ tɪʃ/
adjective
1.
rather stout.
Origin of stoutish
1825-1835
1825-35; stout + -ish1
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  • A stoutish woman out of a Paris fashion-plate came trotting across the room, smiling in welcome: "Meester Rosythe!"

    They Call Me Carpenter Upton Sinclair
  • The first who scaled the palings was a stoutish, middle-aged man: but who was the other?

    Nearly Lost but Dearly Won Theodore P. Wilson
  • Among them, holding the hand of a benevolent-looking, stoutish gentleman, was a mere girl.

    All Roads Lead to Calvary Jerome K. Jerome
  • A handkerchief waved in the distance by a stoutish lady, interrupted.

    The Little Red Chimney Mary Finley Leonard
  • "The stoutish gentleman next to Mother is the president of Cavalier," Alis said.

  • She was a mighty fine-looking woman—a tall, stoutish figure, with as much pride as if she had been a duchess.

    Overland Tales Josephine Clifford
  • A stoutish, good-natured man, with pince-nez and a black spade beard.

    From Chart House to Bush Hut Charles W. L. Bryde
  • Mr. Prohack shook hands with a short, stoutish nervous man with an honest, grim, marine face.

    Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett
  • He is stoutish with no marked coloring unless it be a cross between khaki and field-gray.

    More Portmanteau Plays Stuart Walker
  • Milton needs a solid octavo form, with stoutish paper and long primer type.

    Mental Efficiency Arnold Bennett

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