Sunday, March 29, 2015

Word of the Day: pooterish

What's "the word I'm thinking of"? Today, it's...

pooterish [POO-ter-ish] (adjective) [TWITO, page 114]

Pompous, self-important, bourgeois

"A bowler hat would be rather pooterish attire for your garden-variety gnome, don't you think?"

"Pooterish" comes from Charles Pooter, the hero of a 19th-century novel called Diary of a Nobody. (Yes, I’m thinking of adding that to my list of potential new titles for my blog.)

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