Bristol fashion

  1. in good order; trim: shipshape and Bristol fashion.

Origin of Bristol fashion

1830–40; after Bristol, England

Words Nearby Bristol fashion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Bristol fashion in a sentence

  • On the decks the boatswain piped his cheerful note, and everything came ship-shape and Bristol-fashion for the cruise.

    Pike & Cutlass | George Gibbs
  • Inside we have a not very successful hallenkirche, three bodies without a clerestory, Bristol-fashion.

British Dictionary definitions for Bristol fashion

Bristol fashion

adverb, adjective(postpositive)
  1. nautical clean and neat, with newly painted and scrubbed surfaces, brass polished, etc

  2. shipshape and Bristol fashion in good order; efficiently arranged

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