Pooterish

adj. (British) pompous, pretentious, arrogant

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Pooterish — [po͞ot′ər ish] adj. 〚after Mr. Pooter, hero of the humorous Eng novel The Diary of a Nobody (1892) by G. & W. Grossmith〛 Brit. of or like a type of middle class person regarded as unimaginative, conventional, self important, etc. * * * ➡ Pooter * …   Universalium

  • Pooterish — [po͞ot′ər ish] adj. [after Mr. Pooter, hero of the humorous Eng novel The Diary of a Nobody (1892) by G. & W. Grossmith] Brit. of or like a type of middle class person regarded as unimaginative, conventional, self important, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Pooterish — [ pu:tərɪʃ] adjective self important and mundane or narrow minded. Origin 1960s: from the name of Charles Pooter, the central character of Diary of a Nobody (1892) by George and Weedon Grossmith …   English new terms dictionary

  • Pooterish — Pooˈterish adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑Pooter …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diary of a Nobody — Charles (left) and Lupin Pooter at Broadstairs, from Chapter VI of The Diary of a Nobody …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Pooter — Charles (left) and Lupin Pooter, from Diary of a Nobody. Charles Pooter is a fictional character, the supposed author and leading character of George and Weedon Grossmith s comic novel Diary of a Nobody. Pooter is a middle aged and middle class… …   Wikipedia

  • Money (novel) — For the novel by Emile Zola with the translated title of Money, see L Argent. 1st edition (Jonathan Cape) Money: A Suicide Note is a 1984 novel by Martin Amis. Time magazine included the novel in its 100 best English language novels from 1923 to… …   Wikipedia

  • Diary of a nobody — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Diary of a Nobody (lit. Diario de un cualquiera ) es una novela gráfica escrita por George Grossmith y su hermano Weedon con ilustraciones de éste último; fue publicado por primera vez en Punch en 1888 89, y… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Pooter — the main character in The Diary of a Nobody. Mr Charles Pooter is a simple and rather boring man who gets into amusing and embarrassing difficulties in his social, family and business life. Awkward social situations, or people who find themselves …   Universalium

  • proud — adjective 1) the proud parents beamed Syn: pleased, glad, happy, delighted, joyful, overjoyed, thrilled, satisfied, gratified, content Ant: ashamed 2) a proud day …   Thesaurus of popular words

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