Definition of Laddish

1. Adjective. (British) Like a stereotypical jack the lad: boorish, reckless, inclined to binge drinking, etc. ¹



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Definition of Laddish

1. lad [adj] - See also: lad

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laddish

ladder snake
ladder snakes
ladder splint
ladder truck
ladderane
ladderanes
laddered
laddering
ladderless
ladderlike
ladders
laddertron
laddery
laddie
laddies
laddish (current term)
laddishness
laddism
laddy
lade
laded
lademan
lademen
laden
ladened
ladening
ladens
lader
laders
lades

Literary usage of Laddish

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1. Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets by William Howitt (1847)
"He quickly mustered his laddish troop in a row, and said to me, ' There now, sir, can you tell which is a Shakspeare ?' I glanced my eye along the line, ..."

2. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1882)
"At length the longed-for morning dawned, generally bright and sunny, as ever sung of by the poets. livery lad, and many men with laddish hearts, ..."

3. Mary Howitt: An Autobiography by Mary Botham Howitt (1889)
"... of a mutton-chop or beefsteak in a Dutch-oven before the school fire, making all our laddish mouths water by the most savoury odour which it diffused. ..."

4. St. James's Magazine by S. C. Hall (1868)
"Who has not sympathised with his laddish troubles, and listened with rapt attention to the voice of destiny clanging forth from the bells of Bow ? ..."

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