An example of esque is describing a woman as Romanesque.
- in the manner or style of: Romanesque
- having the quality of; like: statuesque
Origin of -esqueFrench from Italian -esco from Germanic suffix akin to Old High German -isc, -ish
Origin of -esqueFrench from Italian -esco from Vulgar Latin -iscus of Germanic origin
From French -esque (“-ish, -ic, -esque”), from Italian -esco, from Latin -iscus, of Germanic origin, from Lombardic -isc (“-ish”), from Proto-Germanic *-iskaz (“-ish”), from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos. Cognate with Old High German -isc (German -isch), Old English -isc, Old Norse -iskr, Gothic - (-isks). More at -ish.