beamish

adjective

beam·​ish ˈbē-mish How to pronounce beamish (audio)
: beaming and bright with optimism, promise, or achievement
a beamish boy
beamishly adverb

Examples of beamish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s not the fault of the beamish, resourceful Ross, who, as a recent Evan Hansen, has experience portraying liars. Jesse Green, New York Times, 6 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beamish was in 1871

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“Beamish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beamish. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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