Pooter

the main character in The Diary of a Nobody. Mr Charles Pooter is a simple and rather boring man who gets into amusing and embarrassing difficulties in his social, family and business life. Awkward social situations, or people who find themselves in them, are sometimes described as Pooterish.

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  • Pooter — /pooˈtər/ noun A petit bourgeois, conventional and unimaginative ORIGIN: Charles Pooter in Diary of a Nobody (1892), by G and W Grossmith • • • Pooˈterish adjective Pooˈterism noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • pooter — /pooˈtər/ noun An entomological collecting bottle into which small arthropods are introduced by suction ORIGIN: Ety obscure …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pooter — A pooter (sometimes, usually by Americans, referred to as an aspirator) is a device used in the collection of insects, crustaceans or other small, fragile organisms, usually for scientific purposes.Such devices are most commonly used by… …   Wikipedia

  • Pooter — Poo|ter, Mr the main character in the humorous book The Diary of a Nobody (1892). Mr Pooter is a very ordinary man, and he describes his daily life in the book. He is sometimes not sure about the socially correct way to behave, and he often makes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pooter — Short for computer Me: Heeeey, watcha doin ? Claire: I m on the pooter! …   Dictionary of american slang

  • pooter — noun A glass jar used for collecting small insects etc; it has two tubes, one (protected by a gauze) which is sucked, the other up which the insect is drawn …   Wiktionary

  • pooter — Computer …   Glossary of chat acronyms & text shorthand

  • pooter — Noun. Computer. Also poota. Late 1990s …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • Mr Pooter — ➡ Pooter * * * …   Universalium

  • Charles Pooter — Charles (left) and Lupin Pooter, from Diary of a Nobody. Charles Pooter is a fictional character, the supposed author and leading character of George and Weedon Grossmith s comic novel Diary of a Nobody. Pooter is a middle aged and middle class… …   Wikipedia

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