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airish

[air-ish]
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adjective South Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. given to putting on airs.
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Origin of airish

1940–45; air(s) (see air1) + -ish1
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Related Words for airish

self-conscious, stilted, pretentious, apish, artificial, chichi, conscious, posed, unnatural, airish, artsy, campy, highfaluting

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Historical Examples of airish

  • In secret she feared that Helena would be a trifle “airish,” and she felt that would be a pity.

    Dorothy's House Party

    Evelyn Raymond