noun, plural Tar·tuffes [tahr-too fs, -toofs; French tar-tyf] /tɑrˈtʊfs, -ˈtufs; French tarˈtüf/ for 2.
Examples from the Web for tartuffe
Tartuffe repays the trust and love of his benefactor by making improper advances to that benefactor's wife.Classic French Course in English|William Cleaver Wilkinson
She believed she saw in Mme. de Maintenon a Tartuffe in a sage-coloured gown.The Correspondence of Madame, Princess Palatine, Mother of the Regent; of Marie-Adlade de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne; and of Madame de Maintenon, in Relation to Saint-Cyr|Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d Orlans; Marie Adelaide, of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy; and Madame de Maintenon
When most of the guests had departed, "Tartuffe, the fashionable piece, was played before twenty women and numbers of men."Louis XIV and La Grande Mademoiselle|Arvede Barine
Madame Bordin interrupted him: "We know what a Tartuffe is."Bouvard and Pcuchet|Gustave Flaubert
Valre comes to announce that Tartuffe, the villain, has accused Orgon to the king.French Classics|William Cleaver Wilkinson
Word Origin for Tartuffe
"pretender to piety," 1670s, from name of principal character in comedy by Molière (1664), apparently from Old French tartuffe "truffle," chosen for suggestion of concealment (Tartuffe is a religious hypocrite).