beamish

[bee-mish]
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adjective

bright, cheerful, and optimistic.

Nearby words

  1. beam-ends,
  2. beam-power tube,
  3. beamer,
  4. beaming,
  5. beamingly,
  6. beamon,
  7. beamy,
  8. bean,
  9. bean aphid,
  10. bean bag

Origin of beamish

1520–30; beam (noun) + -ish1

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Word Origin and History for beamish

beamish

adj.

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

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