What does -esque mean?

-esque in AZ Dictionary

(s) in the way of; resembling: Lincolnesque.
(s) within the design or manner of; appended to nouns, specifically correct nouns, and creating adjectives.
(s) Resembling; appended to nouns, specifically proper nouns, and developing adjectives.
A suffix of specific terms from the French, Italian, and Spanish. It denotes way or style; like.
a termination in adjectives of French or other Romance origin, indicating ‘having the design or method of,’ as in grotcsque, picturesq ue, arabesque, Moresque, Dantesque, etc.

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    • gigantesque, Disneyesque, Capraesque, Bunyanesque, burlesque
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