beamish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

beam +‎ -ish

Adjective[edit]

beamish (comparative more beamish, superlative most beamish)

  1. Radiantly beaming; happy; cheerful.
    • 1872, Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky
      And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
      Come to my arms, my beamish boy!