Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who speaks in a pulpit; a preacher.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who speaks in a pulpit; a preacher; -- so called in contempt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A preacher: a contemptuous term.

Etymologies

pulpit +‎ -eer (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The job Huckabee seeks, leading 300 million people in a secular democracy of varying faith (s), is totally the wrong fit for his skill-set as a pulpiteer.

    Jackson Williams: Huckabee's Got the Fever! White House Hopeful Tells CNN That Biblical Armageddon Might Be Underway Now

  • Nor in a religious picture do you want the savoir-faire of the master to be always protruding itself; it detracts from the feeling of reverence, just as the thumping of cushion and the spouting of tawdry oratory does from a sermon: meek religion disappears, shouldered out of the desk by the pompous, stalwart, big-chested, fresh-colored, bushy-whiskered pulpiteer.

    Little Travels and Roadside Sketches

  • He spoke slowly and with novel inflection, as if understudying some mouthing pulpiteer, and turning over the leaves of the book, glanced at the print.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • "The heated pulpiteer" may denounce modern science as the evil genius of our day, the arch-snare of Satan for the seduction of unwary souls and the overthrow of Biblical infallibility, but we are not in that galley.

    Morality as a Religion An exposition of some first principles

  • Science, or rather "the heated pulpiteer" of science (for these inflammatory gentlemen are found both in the pulpit and at the rostrum), can take no account of it, and that settles the matter once for all.

    Morality as a Religion An exposition of some first principles

  • And, strangest of all to our ears, the pulpits of the South extolled slavery as appointed of Heaven, and solemnly quoting the prophecy that Ham should be the servant of his brethren, the pulpiteer would ask who would dare to resist the will of God Most High?

    Old John Brown, the man whose soul is marching on

  • To what extent a pulpiteer like Elmer Gantry is common over there, we cannot here have the slightest idea.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1930 - Presentation Speech

  • The minister had a conspicuously well-fed paunch, his smooth face expressed placid self-approval, his tones never for a moment lost the unctuous echo of the pulpiteer.

    Mountain Blood A Novel

  • History that corrects the blunders of contemporary critics, will assign to her an honored place long after the paltry penny-a-liner and ranting pulpiteer are forgotten.

    The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation

  • The Master, who despised Canon Tarbolt for a vulgar pulpiteer, and barely nodded to him in the street, was not likely to get wind of this mercenage; but if ever he did, there would be trouble.

    Brother Copas

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