chieftainly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

chieftain +‎ -ly

Adjective[edit]

chieftainly (comparative more chieftainly, superlative most chieftainly)

  1. Befitting a chieftain.
    • 2015 August 26, Jan Morris, “‘Paradise of the Pacific,’ by Susanna Moore”, in New York Times[1]:
      But anyway, if healthy minds in healthy bodies was a New England requirement then, at least chieftainly Hawaiians, though frequently corpulent, were impressively fit.