from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hypocrite, especially one who affects religious piety.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A religious hypocrite
After the protagonist of Tartuffe, a play by Molière.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French, from the protagonist Tartuffe in the play of the same name by Molière (Wiktionary)