laddish

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Etymology[edit]

lad +‎ -ish

Adjective[edit]

laddish ‎(comparative more laddish, superlative most laddish)

  1. (Britain) Like a stereotypical Jack the lad: boorish, reckless, inclined to binge drinking, etc.
    • 2003, Linda McDowell, Redundant Masculinities?: Employment Change and White Working Class Youth
      [] versions of a laddish or protest heterosexual masculinity []
    • 2006, Carolyn Jackson, Lads and Ladettes in School: Gender and a Fear of Failure
      This underachievement is linked to a laddish culture []