Definition of Bristol fashion adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Bristol fashion

BrE BrE//ˈbrɪstəl fæʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɪstəl fæʃn//
(old-fashioned) [not before noun] (British English, informal)
jump to other results
in good order or neat and clean all shipshape and Bristol fashion Word Originmid 19th cent.: originally in nautical use, referring to the commercial prosperity brought to Bristol by its shipping.