- ['pu:tərɪʃ]adjective self-important and mundane or narrow-minded.Origin1960s: from the name of Charles Pooter, the central character of Diary of a Nobody (1892) by George and Weedon Grossmith.
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Pooterish — [po͞ot′ər ish] adj. 〚after Mr. Pooter, hero of the humorous Eng novel The Diary of a Nobody (1892) by G. & W. Grossmith〛 Brit. of or like a type of middle class person regarded as unimaginative, conventional, self important, etc. * * * ➡ Pooter * … Universalium
Pooterish — [po͞ot′ər ish] adj. [after Mr. Pooter, hero of the humorous Eng novel The Diary of a Nobody (1892) by G. & W. Grossmith] Brit. of or like a type of middle class person regarded as unimaginative, conventional, self important, etc … English World dictionary
Pooterish — adj. (British) pompous, pretentious, arrogant … English contemporary dictionary
Pooterish — Pooˈterish adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑Pooter … Useful english dictionary
Diary of a Nobody — Charles (left) and Lupin Pooter at Broadstairs, from Chapter VI of The Diary of a Nobody … Wikipedia
Charles Pooter — Charles (left) and Lupin Pooter, from Diary of a Nobody. Charles Pooter is a fictional character, the supposed author and leading character of George and Weedon Grossmith s comic novel Diary of a Nobody. Pooter is a middle aged and middle class… … Wikipedia
Money (novel) — For the novel by Emile Zola with the translated title of Money, see L Argent. 1st edition (Jonathan Cape) Money: A Suicide Note is a 1984 novel by Martin Amis. Time magazine included the novel in its 100 best English language novels from 1923 to… … Wikipedia
Diary of a nobody — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Diary of a Nobody (lit. Diario de un cualquiera ) es una novela gráfica escrita por George Grossmith y su hermano Weedon con ilustraciones de éste último; fue publicado por primera vez en Punch en 1888 89, y… … Wikipedia Español
Pooter — the main character in The Diary of a Nobody. Mr Charles Pooter is a simple and rather boring man who gets into amusing and embarrassing difficulties in his social, family and business life. Awkward social situations, or people who find themselves … Universalium
proud — adjective 1) the proud parents beamed Syn: pleased, glad, happy, delighted, joyful, overjoyed, thrilled, satisfied, gratified, content Ant: ashamed 2) a proud day … Thesaurus of popular words