laddish


laddish
   mildly pornographic
   To be one of the lads is to act in a gregarious if immature way in male company:
    Copies of British tabloid newspapers, 'laddish' men's magazines, a satellite television magazine and a pair of reading glasses lay strewn across a Moorish-style coffee table. (Daily Telegraph, 31 August 1998, describing the residence in Spain of a British fugitive)

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  • laddish — [[t]læ̱dɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as laddish, you mean that they behave in a way that people think is typical of young men, for example by being rough and noisy, drinking a lot of alcohol, and having a bad attitude… …   English dictionary

  • laddish — UK [ˈlædɪʃ] / US adjective British informal typical of young men and the things that they enjoy doing the laddish culture of beer and football laddish humour Derived word: laddishness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • laddish — adjective Like a stereotypical jack the lad: boorish, reckless, inclined to binge drinking, etc. ...versions of a laddish or protest heterosexual masculinity …   Wiktionary

  • laddish — lad|dish [ˈlædıʃ] adj BrE a young man who is laddish likes spending time with other men, drinking alcohol and enjoying things like sport, sex, and music →↑lad …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • laddish — lad|dish [ lædıʃ ] adjective BRITISH INFORMAL typical of young men and the things they enjoy doing: laddish humor ╾ lad|dish|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • laddish — lad ► NOUN informal 1) a boy or young man. 2) (lads) chiefly Brit. a group of men sharing recreational or working interests. 3) Brit. a boisterously macho or high spirited man. DERIVATIVES laddish adjective. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • laddish — adj British boisterous, uncouth and macho. The word, which appeared in the late 1970s, refers to the typical behaviour of adoles cent males in groups. It is inspired by male bonding expressions such as one of the lads and the Geordie battle cry… …   Contemporary slang

  • laddish — adj. (British Slang) macho, uncouth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laddish — Adj. Of or like the characteristics of a young man or lad, often loud, macho, arrogant and sexist …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • laddish — lad·dish …   English syllables


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