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Pickwickian

[ pik-wik-ee-uhn ]
/ pɪkˈwɪk i ən /
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adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Mr. Pickwick, central character of The Pickwick Papers.
(of the use or interpretation of an expression) intentionally or unintentionally odd or unusual.
(of words or ideas) meant or understood in a sense different from the apparent or usual one.

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Origin of Pickwickian

1830–40; Pickwick + -ian
Pick·wick·i·an·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for Pickwickian

Pickwickian
/ (pɪkˈwɪkɪən) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling Mr Pickwick in Charles Dickens' The Pickwick Papers, esp in being naive or benevolent
(of the use or meaning of a word, etc) odd or unusual
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