Podsnappery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Podsnap +‎ -ery, referring to a character Mr. Podsnap in Charles Dickens' Our Mutual Friend (1864–1865), in which this word was also coined. Podsnap was "conscious that he set a brilliant social example in being particularly well satisfied with most things, and, above all other things, with himself".

Noun[edit]

Podsnappery (uncountable)

  1. (derogatory) smug self-satisfaction and a lack of interest in the affairs of others