pecksniffery

noun, often capitalized peck·sniff·ery \ˈpekˌsnifərē\
variants: or

pecksniffianism

\pekˈsnifēəˌnizəm\

Definition of pecksniffery

plural

pecksnifferies

or

pecksniffianisms

  1. :  the quality or state of being pecksniffian the national pecksniffery — H. L. Mencken

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Origin and Etymology of pecksniffery

pecksniffery from Seth Pecksniff, character in Martin Chuzzlewit (1843–44) by Charles Dickens †1870 English novelist + English -ery; pecksniffianism from pecksniffian + -ism


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