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widish

[wahy-dish] /ˈwaɪ dɪʃ/
adjective
1.
rather wide; tending to be wide:
a widish bookcase; widish hips.
Origin of widish
1770-1780
1770-80; wide + -ish1
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  • Behind thar war some widish channels, and some of the boats had gone round thar to cut 'em off if they took to swimming.

  • Nose, rather small, often straight with widish nostrils (mesorrhine).

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • The caudal lobe, though less broad than the procephalic lobe, is still a widish structure.

  • In the matter of hats a straw sailor with a widish brim is the most workmanlike form of head gear possible.

  • There is Nick Gunstone, holding his own gallantly, discreet enough to give "the swells" a widish berth.

    Barren Honour: A Novel George A. Lawrence
  • She got down at the nearest corner, walked up a widish street of narrow grey houses till she came to number eighty-eight.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • Limby had a flattish nose and a widish mouth, and his eyes were a little out of the right line.

  • Between these and the limit within which the present inhabited town has shrunk, lies a widish strip of unoccupied land.

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