Definition of Poindexter in English:

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Poindexter

Pronunciation: /ˈpoinˌdekstər/

noun

US informal
A boringly studious and socially inept person.
Example sentences
  • What, these Poindexters are left to wonder, ever happened to tradition?

Origin

1950s: the name of a character in the animated television series Felix the Cat, noted for his intelligence and use of scientific jargon.

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Syllabification: Poin·dex·ter

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