Definition of Micawber-like in US English:

Micawber-like

adjective

  • Resembling or reminiscent of Micawber.

adverb

  • In the manner of Micawber; with unfounded optimism; fecklessly.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From the name of Wilkins Micawber + -like.

Pronunciation

Micawber-like

/mɪˈkɔːbəˌlʌɪk/