beamish

[ bee-mish ]
/ ˈbi mɪʃ /
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adjective

bright, cheerful, and optimistic.

Origin of beamish

1520–30; beam (noun) + -ish1
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beamish


adj.

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

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