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beamish

[bee-mish] /ˈbi mɪʃ/
adjective
1.
bright, cheerful, and optimistic.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; beam (noun) + -ish1
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Word Origin and History for beamish
adj.

1530 (Palsgrave), from beam + -ish. Lewis Carroll may have thought he was inventing it in "Jabberwocky."

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