beamish

adjective
beam·​ish | \ ˈbē-mish How to pronounce beamish (audio) \

Definition of beamish

: beaming and bright with optimism, promise, or achievement a beamish boy

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beamishly adverb

First Known Use of beamish

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Beamish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beamish. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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