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Chaplinesque

[chap-luh-nesk]
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adjective
  1. characteristic of or resembling the comedy or filmmaking style of Charlie Chaplin.

Origin of Chaplinesque

1920–25; (Charles) Chaplin + -esque
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Examples from the Web for chaplinesque

Historical Examples

  • He wore, instead, an air of innocence that was Chaplinesque.

    The Secret of the Silver Car

    Wyndham Martyn


Word Origin and History for chaplinesque

Chaplinesque

adj.

1921, from Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British-born silent movie star. The surname is attested from c.1200, from Old French chapelain "priest."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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