Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866), English satirist and author, or his works, specifically a set of novels whose characters are placed in social contexts, especially the dining table, to discuss and criticise the philosophical opinions of the day.

Etymologies

Peacock +‎ -ian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To laffs-a-minute Chris Matthews, Bin Laden didn't sound like Howard Dean, he sounded like Michael Moore, and a post-9/11 warhawk blogger who mistakes himself for a a Peacockian satirist "fisked" Bin Laden's speech to prove the terrorist mastermind is actually a Democrat in robed, bearded disguise:

    Big Audio Dynamite (updated): James Wolcott

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