Dickens

[ dik-inz ]
/ ˈdɪk ɪnz /

noun

CharlesJohn Huf·fam, [huhf-uh m] /ˈhʌf əm/, Boz, 1812–70, English novelist.

OTHER WORDS FROM Dickens

Dick·en·si·an [dih-ken-zee-uh n] /dɪˈkɛn zi ən/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dickensian (1 of 3)

Dickensian
/ (dɪˈkɛnzɪən) /

adjective

of Charles Dickens or his works
(resembling or suggestive of conditions described in Dickens' novels, esp)
  1. squalid and poverty-strickenworking conditions were truly Dickensian
  2. characterized by jollity and convivialitya Dickensian scene round the Christmas tree
grotesquely comic, as some of the characters of Dickens

British Dictionary definitions for dickensian (2 of 3)

dickens
/ (ˈdɪkɪnz) /

noun

informal a euphemistic word for devil what the dickens?

Word Origin for dickens

C16: from the name Dickens

British Dictionary definitions for dickensian (3 of 3)

Dickens
/ (ˈdɪkɪnz) /

noun

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)
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