Definition of Podsnap in English:

Podsnap

noun

  • A person resembling Dickens's Mr Podsnap, embodying insular complacency, self-satisfaction, and refusal to face up to unpleasant facts.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The North American Review. From the name of John Podsnap, a character in Dickens' Our Mutual Friend, known for his complacency and refusal to face up to unpleasant facts.

Pronunciation

Podsnap

/ˈpɒdsnap/