Definition of Pooterish in English:

Pooterish

Line breaks: Poo¦ter|ish
Pronunciation: /ˈpuːtərɪʃ
 
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adjective

  • Self-important and mundane or narrow-minded: a Pooterish, inhibited man
    More example sentences
    • She writes about their ‘relationship’ with a Pooterish self-regard that verges on the comic.’
    • In writing those awful Pooterish books about Iris, John Bayley has quite appropriated her life to his own ends - an irony of which director Richard Eyre seems utterly unaware.
    • It's a minor classic of Pooterish indignation.

Origin

1960s: from the name of Charles Pooter, the central character of Diary of a Nobody (1892) by George and Weedon Grossmith.

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