Definition of Pooterish in English:

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Pooterish

Pronunciation: /ˈpo͞odəriSH/

adjective

British
Self-important and mundane or narrow-minded: Duran has a Pooterish way with an anecdote which makes his book often very funny
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 fictional diarist in Diary of a Nobody (1892) by George and Weedon Grossmith.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Poo·ter·ish

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