Jacksonesque

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Jackson +‎ -esque.

Adjective[edit]

Jacksonesque (comparative more Jacksonesque, superlative most Jacksonesque)

  1. Resembling or reminiscent of a Jackson.
  2. (specifically) Resembling or reminiscent of Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), American president and military governor.
    • 2000, Edward L. Widmer, Young America: The Flowering of Democracy in New York City, Oxford University Press US, ISBN 978-0-19-514062-0, page 68:
      In December 1841 [John Greenleaf] Whittier published “Democracy,” which celebrated a Jacksonesque spirit “unawed by pomp or power,” but also disclaimed allegiance to the Whigs or Democrats, []
  3. (specifically) Resembling or reminiscent of Michael Jackson (1958-2009), American pop musician.
    • 2001, Josh Sims, Rock Fashion, Omnibus Press, ISBN 978-0-7119-8749-4, page 216:
      In the [‘Billie Jean’ music] video, Jackson hoists up his drainpipe trousers, [] in order to strut his stuff – now-archetypal Jacksonesque dance movements involving either one shoe being stuck out and swivelled from side to side on the ball of the foot, or leaping knock-kneed up on to both toes.

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