dashism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dash +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

dashism (uncountable)

  1. (rare, colloquial, dated) The character of making ostentatious or blustering parade or show.
    • (Can we date this quote by Vicesimus Knox and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      He must fight a duel before his claim to [] dashism can be universally allowed.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dashism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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