Chaplinesque

Chaplinesque

[chap-luh-nesk]
adjective
characteristic of or resembling the comedy or filmmaking style of Charlie Chaplin.

Origin:
1920–25; (Charles) Chaplin + -esque

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Chaplin (ˈtʃæplɪn)
 
n
Sir Charles Spencer, known as Charlie Chaplin. 1889--1977, English comedian, film actor, and director. He is renowned for his portrayal of a downtrodden little man with baggy trousers, bowler hat, and cane. His films, most of which were made in Hollywood, include The Gold Rush (1924), Modern Times (1936), and The Great Dictator (1940)
 
Chaplin'esque
 
adj

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Chaplinesque
1921, from Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British-born silent movie star.
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