podsnappery

noun, sometimes capitalized pod·snap·pery \(ˈ)päd¦snap(ə)rē\

Definition of podsnappery

plural

-es

  1. :  an attitude toward life marked by complacency and a refusal to recognize unpleasant facts

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of podsnappery

Mr. Podsnap, complacent Philistine in Our Mutual Friend (1864–5), by Charles Dickens †1870 English novelist + English -ery


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up podsnappery? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!