- CharlesJohn Huf·fam, [huhf-uh m] /ˈhʌf əm/, Boz, 1812–70, English novelist.
Examples from the Web for dickensian
Musician and civil rights legend Harry Belafonte decried “our deeply Dickensian justice system.”A Tale of Two Bills: Clinton vs. De Blasio
January 5, 2014
We locked the gate behind us, opening it only to use the bathroom in the Dickensian Fire Station across the street.Uncovering Jamaica’s Jewish Past
Debra A. Klein
December 1, 2013
The passages about the poor and criminal sections of the city are very … Dickensian.Cathleen Schine’s Favorite New York Books
July 16, 2013
Willimon felt that Frank Underwood as a name “felt Dickensian and more legitimately American” than Francis Urquhart.David Fincher, Beau Willimon & Kate Mara On Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’
January 30, 2013
The look combines two disparate classes of the Dickensian world, shown in unison to cool effect.Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood, Armani: Charles Dickens’s Influence on Fashion Week
Misty White Sidell
March 2, 2012
I said to my companion the Dickensian, 'Do you see that angel over there?A Chesterton Calendar
G. K. Chesterton
If this information be correct, the colonel should be remembered by the distinctly Dickensian title of "Job" Trotter.
At Powells the old Dickensian tradition was kept vigorously alive by every possible means.A Great Man
Yes, the very poor have always a certain rude, Dickensian, good nature.Highways and Byways in London
Mrs. E. T. Cook.
The Dickensian characters undoubtedly suffered from their delineator's likes and dislikes.Gilbert Keith Chesterton</p>
- of Charles Dickens or his works
- (resembling or suggestive of conditions described in Dickens' novels, esp)
- squalid and poverty-strickenworking conditions were truly Dickensian
- characterized by jollity and convivialitya Dickensian scene round the Christmas tree
- grotesquely comic, as some of the characters of Dickens
- informal a euphemistic word for devil what the dickens?
- Charles (John Huffam), pen name Boz. 1812–70, English novelist, famous for the humour and sympathy of his characterization and his criticism of social injustice. His major works include The Pickwick Papers (1837), Oliver Twist (1839), Nicholas Nickleby (1839), Old Curiosity Shop (1840–41), Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), David Copperfield (1850), Bleak House (1853), Little Dorrit (1857), and Great Expectations (1861)
Word Origin and History for dickensian
exclamation, 1590s, apparently a substitute for devil; probably altered from Dickon, nickname for Richard and source of the surnames Dickens and Dickenson, but exact derivation and meaning are unknown.