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MEANING:noun: An eternal optimist.
ETYMOLOGY:After Wilkins Micawber, an incurable optimist in the novel David Copperfield (1850) by Charles Dickens. Earliest documented example of the word used allusively: 1852.
USAGE:"As the shadow work-and-pensions secretary, David Willetts, said yesterday, he takes the Mr Micawber approach to economics: something will turn up."
Larry Elliott; Mr Micawber May Find Result Misery; The Guardian (London, UK); Nov 4, 2004.
See more usage examples of micawber in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you're keeping. -Kenneth Tynan, critic and writer (1927-1980)
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