chadband – Wordsmith Talk

Date: Fri May 30 00:02:55 EDT 1997
Subject: A.Word.A.Day–chadband
chad.band n.[Name of a character, the Rev. Mr. Chadband, in Dickens’s Bleak
House] A canting unctuous hypocrite.

When I first learned this word, I couldn’t think of a situation where I’d prefer to say “Chadband” than “canting unctuous hypocrite.” Still can’t.

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