Definitions

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  • adj. Somewhat English.

Etymologies

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English +‎ -y

Examples

  • Sandy Whamond, who was a soured man after losing his eldership, said that he believed she had been an "Englishy" -- in other words, had belonged to the English Church; but it is not probable that Mr. Dishart would have gone the length of that.

    Auld Licht Idyls

  • Whamond, who was a soured man after losing his eldership, said that he believed she had been an "Englishy" -- in other words, had belonged to the English Church; but it is not probable that Mr. Dishart would have gone the length of that.

    Auld Licht Idylls

  • Her grandmother was never done reminding her of her "Englishy" ways, which, according to that authority, she had contracted during those early years she had spent in Cumberland.

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • Then stepping into a kind of inner room, which as we conceived was his lodging Chamber, he brought forth two sheets of paper fairly written in Englishy (being the same Relation which you had Printed with you at London) and very distinctly read the same over unto us, which we hearkened unto with great delight and admiration, freely proffering us

    The Isle Of Pines (1668) and An Essay in Bibliography by Worthington Chauncey Ford

  • It is not that it is a rather picturesque sort of Englishy custom to go out and pick flowers with a pretty basket tucked under one's arm, but it is very inconvenient, very hot work, and very mussy, to have to hold bunches of flowers in the hand as one gathers.

    The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming.

  • He stoppit in the tume staw an 'laid doon his bundle rale smert like; syne he lookit ower the buird to Donal', an 'says, in an Englishy kind o' a voice, "Twa return tickets third-class an 'back to Edinboro!"

    My Man Sandy

  • She went into the hall and in a very precise Englishy voice dismissed her admiring pupils.

    The Second Chance

  • We noticed Englishy cottages of white stucco and red tiled roofs, amid well kept fields and market gardens in which both men and women seemed to toil from dawn to dewy evening.

    Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders

  • We travelled to Leyden from The Hague by the steam-tram, through cheerful domestic surroundings, past little Englishy cottages and gardens.

    A Wanderer in Holland

  • Leeby had refused to be drawn into conversation, like one who knew her place, yet all her actions were genteel and her monosyllabic replies in the Englishy tongue, as of one who was, after all, a little above the common.

    A Window in Thrums

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