Pecksniff



[pek-snif] /ˈpɛk snɪf/

noun
1.
a person of attitudes or behavior:
a virtuousness that only a pecksniff could aspire to.
noun

an extreme hypocrite
Word Origin

a character in Charles Dickens’ ‘Martin Chuzzlewit’

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