Micawber


Mi·caw·ber

noun \mi-ˈk-bər, -ˈkä-\

Definition of MICAWBER

:  one who is poor but lives in optimistic expectation of better fortune
Mi·caw·ber·ish \-bə-rish\ adjective

Origin of MICAWBER

Wilkins Micawber, character in the novel David Copperfield (1849–50) by Charles Dickens
First Known Use: 1852

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