beamish

[bee-mish]

Origin of beamish

1520–30; beam (noun) + -ish1
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Examples from the Web for beamish

Historical Examples of beamish

  • Apparently changing the subject, he said: "You know—or know of—Mrs. Beamish, don't you?"

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • Paliser, in producing Mrs. Beamish, had also produced the programme.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • Beamish will attend to everything for you—if you care to go.

    The Cross-Cut

    Courtney Ryley Cooper

  • "Confound that man Coburn," he heard Captain Beamish mutter.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate

    Freeman Wills Crofts

  • Captain Beamish is tall and strongly built, but I should not say he was stout.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate

    Freeman Wills Crofts


Word Origin and History for beamish
adj.

1530 (Palsgrave), from beam + -ish. Lewis Carroll may have thought he was inventing it in "Jabberwocky."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper