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[pik-wik-ee-uh n] /pɪkˈwɪk i ən/

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.
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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