Origin: Formed within English, by compounding. Etymons: ,
Etymology: < the plural of (compare ) +
? Of a writer, a work of literature, etc.: concerned with or skilled in the depiction of contemporary manners, habits, etc.
1744?? J. Thomson Summer in
Chaucer, whose native Manners-painting Verse [etc.].
1752?? A. Murphy No. 20??
The Manners-painting Hand of Hogarth.
1786?? R. Burns
I taught thy manners-painting strains, The loves, the ways of simple swains.
1814?? A. M. Grant ii. 91??
Thy own Maria's manners-painting page, That bids thy portrait every heart engage,..Shall rouse thy genius from its leaden sleep.
1838?? Apr. 257/1??
This picturesque and manners-painting volume.
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