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Edwardian

[ed-wawr-dee-uh n, -wahr-] /ɛdˈwɔr di ən, -ˈwɑr-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the reign of Edward VII.
2.
reflecting the opulence or self-satisfaction characteristic of this reign.
3.
noting or pertaining to the castle architecture of Edward I.
noun
4.
a person who lived during the reign of Edward VII.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; Edward (VII, I) + -ian
Related forms
Edwardianism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Edwardian

Edwardian

/ɛdˈwɔːdɪən/
adjective
1.
denoting, relating to, or having the style of life, architecture, dress, etc, current in Britain during the reign of Edward VII
noun
2.
a person who lived during the reign of Edward VII
Derived Forms
Edwardianism, noun
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Word Origin and History for Edwardian
adj.

1861, in reference to the medieval English kings of that name; 1908 in the sense of "of the time or reign of Edward VII" (1901-10), and, since 1934, especially with reference to the men's clothing styles (cf. teddy-boy, 1954, for which see Teddy). From Edward + -ian.

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