noun Mi·caw·ber \mi-ˈkȯ-bər, -ˈkä-\

Definition of Micawber

  1. :  one who is poor but lives in optimistic expectation of better fortune


play \-bə-rish\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of micawber

Wilkins Micawber, character in the novel David Copperfield (1849–50) by Charles Dickens

First Known Use: 1852

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