Main meanings of beard-stroking in English

: beard-stroking1beard-stroking2

beard-stroking1

Pronunciation /ˈbɪədstrəʊkɪŋ/

noun

  • The action of stroking one's beard, especially while deliberating or reflecting on a question. Hence: over-intellectualism, pretentiousness.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From beard + stroking.

Main meanings of beard-stroking in English

: beard-stroking1beard-stroking2

beard-stroking2

Pronunciation /ˈbɪədstrəʊkɪŋ/

adjective

  • Given to or characterized by the stroking of one's beard, especially while deliberating or reflecting on a question. Hence: over-intellectual, pretentious.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Daily News. From beard + stroking.