Shavian

[ shey-vee-uh n ]
/ ˈʃeɪ vi ən /
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adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of George Bernard Shaw or his works: Shavian humor.

noun

a specialist in the study of the works of George Bernard Shaw.

Origin of Shavian

1905–10; Shav- (Latinization of Shaw) + -ian

Related formsSha·vi·an·ism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for shavian

Shavian

/ (ˈʃeɪvɪən) /

adjective

of, relating to, or like George Bernard Shaw, his works, ideas, etc

noun

an admirer of Shaw or his works
Derived FormsShavianism, noun

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Word Origin and History for shavian

Shavian

adj.

1903, "in the style or manner of George Bernard Shaw" (1856-1950), from Latinized form of his name. An earlier form was Shawian (1894).

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