beam + -ish
beamish (comparative more beamish, superlative most beamish)
- (nonce word) Radiantly beaming; happy; cheerful.
- 1872, Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky
- And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
- 1876, Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark
- But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day,
If your Snark be a Boojum!