/ (mɪˈkɔːbə) /
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a person who idles and trusts to fortune
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Derived forms of MicawberMicawberish, adjectiveMicawberism, noun
Word Origin for Micawber
C19: after a character in Charles Dickens' novel David Copperfield (1850)
Words nearby Micawber
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How to use Micawber in a sentence
My Baronite can almost hear Mr. Micawber's voice choked by a sob as he declaimed this last sentence.
But the defeat of Heep and Micawber's departure belong to the days of my manhood.The World's Greatest Books, Vol III|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
How Mr. Micawber's heart would have glowed over this realisation in colossal figures of his cherished principle!
One pictures to oneself an eighteenth-century Mr. Micawber, buoyant and impecunious.The Anglo-French Entente in the Seventeenth Century|Charles Bastide
It is better to know Micawber than not to know the minor worries that arise out of knowing Micawber.Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens|G. K. Chesterton