Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Trim; exact; precise; prim.
“Thankfully, this looks it's difficult to tell from the translation to be the sort of law that some eedjit MP or another brings up as Private Members' Bills in the UK all the time, prohibiting their personal bugbears like spitting in the street, using the word "perjink" or playing volleyball with kittens or the like.”
“Mungo again came in and removed the dishes silently, and looked curiously at him -- so much the foreigner in that place, so perjink in his attire, so incongruous in his lace with this solitary keep of the mountains.”
“His dress was singularly perjink, cut trim and tight from a blue cloth, the collar of a red shirt rolled over on the bosom, a pair of simple gold rings pierced the ears.”
“Mr. Spencer came out to the front of the Inns, smoking a segar, very perjink with a brocade waistcoat and a collar so high it rasped his ears.”
“He bore his arm out of his sleeve in a sling, and his hair was un-trim, and for once a most fastidious nobleman was anything but perjink.”
“And so much of the dandy too!" put in M'Iver, himself perjink enough about his apparel.”
“Hendry had left home glumly, declaring that the white collar Jess had put on him would throttle him; but her feikieness ended in his surrender, and he was looking unusually perjink.”
“Recently in Chambers I came across the adjective perjink, a Scots word given also in Collins, but not in any of the other desk dictionaries I use: it means”
“I am inclined to prefer perjink and its derivatives.”
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A selection from Christopher Foyle's book, Foyle's Philavery: A Treasury of Unusual Words, which I was delighted to learn about here.
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