- a person of Pecksniffian attitudes or behavior: a virtuousness that only a pecksniff could aspire to.
Origin of pecksniff
First recorded in 1910–15; see origin at Pecksniffian
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Examples from the Web for pecksniff
Mr Pecksniff looked up to the ceiling, and clasped his hands in rapture.
Pecksniff will most likely look in in the evening, he says, and bring you home.
Mr Pecksniff, smiling gently, was about to speak, but Anthony stopped him.
It was not that Pecksniff, Tom's Pecksniff, had ceased to exist, but that he never had existed.
Never had Mr Pecksniff been beheld in a more pleasant humour!