from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The characteristic or mental attitude of Mr. Podsnap. See the extract.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Thus happily acquainted with his own merit and importance, Mr Podsnap settled that whatever he put behind him he put out of existence. There was a dignified conclusiveness—not to add a grand convenience—in this way of getting rid of disagreeables which had done much towards establishing Mr Podsnap in his lofty place in Mr Podsnap's satisfaction.

    . . .

    These may be said to have been the articles of a faith and school which the present chapter takes the liberty of calling, after its representative man, Podsnappery.

    Our Mutual Friend

    August 29, 2008

  • The inability to accept bad news (via NPR's Says You)

    June 9, 2012