sameish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From same +‎ -ish.

Adjective[edit]

sameish (comparative more sameish, superlative most sameish)

  1. Basically the same; somewhat similar; rather alike.
    • 1899, Brush and pencil:
      They all look alike, have about the same tone and the same color, and indeed they are very sameish all around.
    • 2005, Philip Galanes, Father's Day:
      Dressed like my mother, except all in green—green knit top, sameish green trousers.
  2. Run-of-the-mill; ordinary; usual.
    • 1994, Lesley Glaister, Partial eclipse:
      Otherwise, with the sameish meals and the utterly sameish pattern, the patternless days, I might lose count, lose my bearings, they might trick me.
    • 2004, Hannah Adcock, Twentysomething: A Survivor's Guide:
      Undergraduates are grouped in rather sameish groups to do rather sameish things. You are there because you fit in.
  3. Dull; drab; boring; typical; not exciting.
    • 2012, Darren Rowse, Chris Garrett, ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income:
      For example, readers might say they love a post you've written on headlines, because they're finding that their headlines are becoming stale and “sameish.”

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