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Pickwickian

[pik-wik-ee-uh n] /pɪkˈwɪk i ən/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Mr. Pickwick, central character of The Pickwick Papers.
2.
(of the use or interpretation of an expression) intentionally or unintentionally odd or unusual.
3.
(of words or ideas) meant or understood in a sense different from the apparent or usual one.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; Pickwick + -ian
Related forms
Pickwickianly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for Pickwickian

Pickwickian

/pɪkˈwɪkɪən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling Mr Pickwick in Charles Dickens' The Pickwick Papers, esp in being naive or benevolent
2.
(of the use or meaning of a word, etc) odd or unusual
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