Definition of Pecksniffery in English:

Pecksniffery

noun

  • Language or behaviour reminiscent of Pecksniff; hypocrisy, officiousness.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Pall Mall Gazette. From Pecksniff + -ery.

Pronunciation

Pecksniffery

/pɛkˈsnɪf(ə)ri//ˈpɛksnɪf(ə)ri/