japannish

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Japan +‎ -ish

Adjective[edit]

japannish (comparative more japannish, superlative most japannish)

  1. (nonce word) After the manner of the Japanese; resembling japanned articles.
    • 1851, Thomas Carlyle, The Life of John Sterling (page 44)
      Classicality, indeed, which does not satisfy one's sense as real or truly living, but which glitters with a certain genial, if perhaps almost meretricious half-japannish splendor []

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 japannish in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)