Definitions

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  • adj. Like a beau; characteristic of a beau; foppish; fine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a beau; characteristic of a beau; foppish; fine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a beau; foppish; fine: as, “a beauish young spark,”

Etymologies

beau +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • An egregious beauish appearance came up to Miss, and said,

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  • Nor, be it here observed, was Mr. Losely one of those beauish brigands who wear tawdry scarves over soiled linen, and paste rings upon unwashed digitals.

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  • Nevertheless, a custom is not idly handed down by mother to daughter from the dawn of Christianity to the middle of the nineteenth century; and I cannot deny that the local perruquier, though stricken in years, was still so far kept fresh by the immortal youth of the wax heads in his window as to have something beauish about him; or that, just at the moment the Paronsina chanced to go into the campo alone, a

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  • But this state of joyous tranquillity was not of long duration: I had scarce begun my breakfast, when my ears were saluted with a genteel whistle, and the noise of a pair of slippers descending the staircase; and soon after I beheld a contrast to my former prospect, being a very beauish gentleman, with a huge laced hat on, as big as Pistol's in the play; a wig somewhat dishevelled, and a face which at once gave you a perfect idea of emptiness, assurance, and intemperance.

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