- characteristic of or resembling the comedy or filmmaking style of Charlie Chaplin.
Origin of Chaplinesque
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He wore, instead, an air of innocence that was Chaplinesque.The Secret of the Silver Car
1921, from Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British-born silent movie star. The surname is attested from c.1200, from Old French chapelain "priest."
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