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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ohl-dish]
    • /ˈoʊl dɪʃ/
    • /ˈəʊl.dɪʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohl-dish]
    • /ˈoʊl dɪʃ/

Definitions of oldish word

  • adjective oldish somewhat old: an oldish man. 1
  • noun oldish Somewhat old. 1
  • adjective oldish somewhat old 0

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Origin of oldish

First appearance:

before 1660
One of the 46% oldest English words
First recorded in 1660-70; old + -ish1

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Parts of speech for Oldish


oldish popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

oldish usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for oldish

adjective oldish

  • aged — You use aged followed by a number to say how old someone is.
  • ancient — Ancient means very old, or having existed for a long time.
  • decrepit — Something that is decrepit is old and in bad condition. Someone who is decrepit is old and weak.
  • elderly — (of a person) old or aging.
  • gray — of a color between white and black; having a neutral hue.

Antonyms for oldish

adjective oldish

  • new — other than the former or the old: a new era; in the New World.
  • young — being in the first or early stage of life or growth; youthful; not old: a young woman.
  • youthful — characterized by youth; young.
  • green — of the color of growing foliage, between yellow and blue in the spectrum: green leaves.
  • inexperienced — not experienced; lacking knowledge, skill, or wisdom gained from experience.

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