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  • adj. Like a stereotypical jack the lad: boorish, reckless, inclined to binge drinking, etc.


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  • The news today that female Labour MPs are complaining about the "laddish" culture in Number 10 Downing Street should be seen as preparing the way for the Labour Party to kick Gordon Brown out after the Norwich North by-election.

    Labour MPs preparing the ground for a "putch" after the Norwich North by-election

  • His personal life also tend to support the 'laddish' attitude he seems to have when writing these types of things.

    Lembit misses the point… « My Liberal Democrat Political Ramblings…

  • In the UK, "laddish" magazines sell strongly compared with "meterosexual" offers -- the new man either doesn't exist in enough quantities to keep a magazine afloat, or he doesn't want to be seen buying it.


  • Her bemusement wasn't based on the objectification of women or any perceived sexism - she thinks my male friends and I are too posh, too nice, to use such "laddish" terms.

    The Guardian World News

  • Sky Sports presenters Andy Gray and Richard Keys were just the tip of the iceberg of sexist behaviour at the broadcaster, arguing that the culture was no more "laddish" than displayed by Jeremy Clarkson and his co-presenters on Top Gear.

    The Guardian World News

  • LONDON - Coca-Cola will launch its latest ad for Coke Zero with its most 'laddish' marketing campaign to date.


  • Ex-Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt told BBC Radio 4 that there was a "laddish" culture inside No 10.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • When quizzed by her superiors, Mrs Davies said she was trying to be 'laddish' and

    Home | Mail Online

  • And leave out the stripping, wrestling and other "laddish" things - are you still wondering why there are so few women in the Perl community?

    Planet Perl

  • she thinks my male friends and I are too posh, too nice, to use such "laddish" terms.

    The Guardian World News


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