Pickwickian

adjective
Pick·​wick·​ian | \ (ˌ)pik-ˈwi-kē-ən How to pronounce Pickwickian (audio) \

Definition of Pickwickian

1 : marked by simplicity and generosity
2 : intended or taken in a sense other than the obvious or literal one

First Known Use of Pickwickian

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Pickwickian

Samuel Pickwick, character in the novel Pickwick Papers (1836–37) by Charles Dickens

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“Pickwickian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pickwickian. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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