from German, name of a character in the children's book of the same name by Heinrich Hoffman (1809-1894).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for struwwelpeter

  • Books of the "Struwwelpeter" type are less to be recommended.

    The Nervous Child|Hector Charles Cameron
  • One of the conditions is that for twenty-four years Faust is not to wash, or comb his hair or cut his nails—like Struwwelpeter.