magpielike

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

magpie +‎ -like

Adjective[edit]

magpielike (comparative more magpielike, superlative most magpielike)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of a magpie, especially in the habit of hoarding objects.
    • 2007 May 7, Dennis Lim, “Newfangled Silent Movie With a Bit of Old Barnum”, New York Times:
      Conceived as a live spectacle without a pre-recorded soundtrack, it is also the closest he has come to a pure silent feature, not that purity is a pertinent concept in the case of the magpielike Mr. Maddin and his dense, crossbred melodramas.