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pecksniff

[pek-snif] /ˈpɛk snɪf/
noun
1.
a person of Pecksniffian attitudes or behavior:
a virtuousness that only a pecksniff could aspire to.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; see Pecksniffian
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Contemporary definitions for pecksniff
noun

an extreme hypocrite

Word Origin

a character in Charles Dickens' 'Martin Chuzzlewit'

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