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Modish (Lady Betty)

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in The Careless Husband, by Cibber. The name explains the character. This was Mrs. Oldfield’s favourite character, and The Tatler (No. 10) accordingly calls this charming actress “Lady Betty Modish.” (See Narcissa.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Mnemosynē
Moabite Stone (The)
Moakkibat
Moat
Mob
Mob-cap (A)
Mobilise
Mock-beggar Hall or Manor
Mockery
Modality
Modish (Lady Betty)
Modo
Modred
Mods
Modus Operandi (Latin)
Modus Vivendi (A)
Mofussil (East Indies)
Mogul Cards
Mohadi [Mohammed]
Mohair
Mohakabad (Al)