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See also: Beamish



beam +‎ -ish


beamish (comparative more beamish, superlative most beamish)

  1. (nonce word) Radiantly beaming; happy; cheerful.
    • 1872, Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky
      And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
      Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
    • 1876, Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark
      But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day,
      If your Snark be a Boojum!