Definition of Maughamesque in English:

Maughamesque

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of Somerset Maugham or his works, especially his depiction of decadent British colonial or expatriate life.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Time. From the name of William Somerset Maugham, British author of plays, novels, and short stories + -esque.

Pronunciation

Maughamesque

/ˌmɔːˈmɛsk/