Tar·​tuffe ˌtär-ˈtu̇f How to pronounce Tartuffe (audio) -ˈtüf How to pronounce Tartuffe (audio)
: a religious hypocrite and protagonist in Molière's play Tartuffe

Word History


French Tartufe

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tartuffe was in 1686

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Cite this Entry

“Tartuffe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tartuffe. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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