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cheer +‎ -ish

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cheerish (comparative more cheerish, superlative most cheerish)

  1. (rare) cheerful
    • 1902, Light, volume 2, page 93:
      The sunny South develops a different view of life, a different literature and a different art from the lightless North. Here a clear smiling sky and a joyful disposition in a cheerish mind, []
    • 1930, Journal of Education, volumes 111-112, page 425:
      Did you give a cheerful greeting to the boy who came along, / Or a cheerish sort of "howdy" and then vanish in the throng?

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