Sherlockish

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Etymology[edit]

Sherlock +‎ -ish

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Sherlockish (comparative more Sherlockish, superlative most Sherlockish)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
    • 1938, Sophie Kerr, "There's Only One", The Massena Observer, 11 March 1938, page 4:
      Curt chuckled. "You sound so important and Sherlockish! []
    • 2001 12 June, thurmans, “Re: Bye Bye Black Sheep - Chapter 9”, alt.fan.travis-mcgee, Usenet:
      It's starting to come together nicely, and Meyer's character is starting to ring truer, although perhaps a bit to[sic] Sherlockish.
    • 2007 20 July, Vladimir Makarenko, “Re: Kreml Sends 80 Year-old Bombers To Scare UK”, soc.culture.baltics, Usenet:
      Or another attempt on Berezovsky's life stopped by sherlockish Scotland Yard.

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