beigist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

beige +‎ -ist. Probably coined by the comedian and actor Billy Connolly, as an antonym to the word "colourful" as applied to people.

Noun[edit]

beigist (plural beigists)

  1. A bland, banal, unoriginal person; a humorless bourgeois.
  2. A political centrist or politically correct person; an unphilosophical adherent to the zeitgeist.

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Quotations[edit]

  • 2003, November 17, The New Yorker: "Connolly is an instinctive disturber of the peace, an enemy of blandness — of the beigists."

References[edit]

  • Lahr, John (17 November 2003), “CHASING THE WITCH.(comedian Billy Connolly)(Interview)”, in New Yorker[1], New Yorker, archived from the original on 28 August 2008, retrieved 26 February 2009