Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a penguin

Etymologies

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penguin +‎ -like

Examples

  • A flock of tiny black-and-white penguinlike birds rushed away as they came near.

    The Three Furies

  • The clones included a male Rosie, an infant Rosie and a fair number of women who shared with the star only a tendency to roundness and penguinlike outfits: white shirts and tailored black pantsuits.

    Ring Around The Rosie

  • On this subject, this reminds me, the name ‘penguin’ originated as a name from Welsh, apparently for the now-extinct Great Auk, an amazingly penguinlike bird that existed entirely in the Northern Hemisphere, mostly in the subarctic.

    Penguins - The Panda's Thumb

  • Younger women, in the penguinlike schoolgirl uniforms common all over Japan, gathered by the chrome poles.

    Ugly Americans

  • Moving now with long penguinlike hops, like astronauts on the moon, Kelp made his way back to the edge of the roof, added just a teeny bit more air to his BCD, and floated off into space, actually putting his arms out to the sides like a kid playing airplane.

    Drowned Hopes

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