Definitions

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  • n. Laddish attitudes and behaviour; laddism.

Etymologies

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laddish +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The rejection of the Pakistani players was immediately seen as an inexplicable victory for the right wing in Indian politics, the Sangh Parivar and the Sena, and a slap in the face to the Congress policy of talking to Pakistan, in spite of the formidable handicaps in the way in the form both of jehadi groups and the misplaced ebullience and general 'laddishness' of the Pakistani Foreign Minister.

    Pak Tea House

  • Stuck between the revolutionary era of alternative comics, such as Alexei Sayle and Ben Elton, and the current batch of Hollywood crossover stars, such as Sacha Baron Cohen, Ricky Gervais and Steve Coogan, this "laddishness" now seems a pretty domesticated beast.

    Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

  • 'laddishness' and masculinity, they say; promiscuous behaviour on their part is an achievement.

    STREET KNOWLEDGE MEDIA

  • Great Regulars: The effect is not to produce an expediently up-to-date version of the national poet there's enough plain-speaking about Robert Burns's laddishness, his support for the slave trade, his snobbishness and his hypocrisy to prevent that happening.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The effect is not to produce an expediently up-to-date version of the national poet there's enough plain-speaking about Burns's laddishness, his support for the slave trade, his snobbishness and his hypocrisy to prevent that happening.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • While faking subversion, laddishness is simply what it says on the tin: a version of masculinity that cannot mature.

    The Guardian World News

  • Playing songs old and new, the five-piece were an intriguing mixture of beer-swigging laddishness and self-conscious awkwardness.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • And lacking much of a satirical bite, the pic's quasi-celebration of crude laddishness becomes oppressive.

    Variety.com

  • Evans himself admitted was unconvincing "I was so nervous I couldn't remember my own name, let alone anything amusing to say", he had settled into a groove that was genial and gently mischievous, a world away from his belligerent laddishness of the 1990s.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • That was regarded as just a silly bit of laddishness.

    Irish Blogs

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