Tartuffe

noun
Tar·tuffe | \ˌtär-ˈtu̇f, -ˈtüf \

Definition of Tartuffe 

: a religious hypocrite and protagonist in Molière's play Tartuffe

First Known Use of Tartuffe

1686, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Tartuffe

French Tartufe

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