pecksniff

pecksniff

[pek-snif]
noun
a person of Pecksniffian attitudes or behavior: a virtuousness that only a pecksniff could aspire to.

Origin:
1910–15; see Pecksniffian

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Main Entry:  Pecksniff
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an extreme hypocrite
Etymology:  a character in Charles Dickens' 'Martin Chuzzlewit'
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