adjective Aus·ten·esque \ˌȯ-stə-ˈnesk, ˌä-\

Definition of Austenesque

  1. :  austenian Left fatherless in adolescence, she was married off by an Austenesque mother to a man who spent on women what he did not lose in gambling … — Stuart Curran, Romantic Writings, 1996 Austenesque powers of social observation … — Margalit Fox, New York Times Book Review, 10 Jan. 1999

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Origin and Etymology of austenesque

Jane Austen + 1-esque

First Known Use: 1903

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to cast off or become cast off

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