One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of, belonging to, or characteristic of John F. Kennedy or, by extension, the Kennedy family; specifically (of a person, especially a politician) resembling Kennedy in being youthful, handsome, and charismatic.
1960s. From the name of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, U.S. Democratic politician, and President of the United States 1961–3 (the youngest person to be elected to the presidency) + -esque.
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