Definition of Sharpish

1. Adjective. (informal) Somewhat sharp (sudden, abrupt). ¹



2. Adverb. (informal) Rapidly, soon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sharpish

1. somewhat sharp [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sharpish

sharpen
sharpened
sharpener
sharpeners
sharpeneth
sharpening
sharpens
sharper
sharpers
sharpest
sharpfin
sharpie
sharpies
sharping
sharpings
sharpish (current term)
sharpite
sharpling
sharplings
sharply
sharpness
sharpnesses
sharps
sharpsaw
sharpshoot
sharpshooter
sharpshooters
sharpshooting
sharpshootings
sharpster

Literary usage of Sharpish

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1. An Account of the Fishes Found in the River Ganges and Its Branches by Francis Hamilton (1822)
"ventral fins also-are long, sharpish, and near each other. Each has nine soft rays. The edge of the fin behind the vent is concave, ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1893)
"sharpish. Considerable. 'I be eighty-vive to-year, an' 'tis a sharpish age.'—NW (Huish, &c.) Sharps. The shafts of a cart (AS). ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1890)
"Notwithstanding, for all his undersize an' his meekness in ordinary, he 'da sharpish glint in 's little pale eyes, and a sharpish tang i' the turn o' his ..."

4. The English Gardener: Or, A Treatise on the Situation, Soil, Enclosing and ...by William Cobbett by William Cobbett (1829)
"As to covering, in sharpish weather, a single mat over the glass will do. It seldom happens that more than a double mat could be required for a radish-bed ..."

5. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1868)
"... much projecting beyond the lower; margin of the lower jaw sharpish ; lower labial fold interrupted in the middle; barbels shorter than the eye. ..."

6. A Systematic Arrangement of British Plants: With an Easy Introduction to the by William Withering (1812)
"Root-leaves nearly upright; sword-shaped, sharpish, channelled. Slem-leave.i two or three; on leaf-stalks! sharpish, flat, fibrous. Leaf-stalk cylindrical ..."

7. An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest Improvements of by William Withering (1830)
"Spikes terminal, panicled, sharpish, composed of numerous dense whorls, ... Spikes several, terminal, upright, sharpish, not very densely whorled. ..."

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