Helpish: able to assist to some degree, but not competent enough to perform the task at hand
Example: The new employees were a helpish bunch, managing to get the lane lines out of the pool but in the process entangling them into a hopeless snarl.
Related nonwords: reassist, aidable
The pool opened for the season today, with myself, one other returning lifeguard, and seven newbies. Let’s just say it was interesting.
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