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Micawber

/ (mɪˈkɔːbə) /
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noun

a person who idles and trusts to fortune

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Derived forms of Micawber

Micawberish, adjectiveMicawberism, noun

Word Origin for Micawber

C19: after a character in Charles Dickens' novel David Copperfield (1850)

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