[ mi-caw-ber ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
1852 Wilkins Micawber, character in the novel David Copperfield (1849–50) by Charles Dickens
  • optimist
  • idealist
  • daydreamer
  • cynic
  • defeatist
  • empiric
  • pessimist
one who is poor but lives in optimistic expectation of better fortune
Jerry was known as a micawber because even though he was born very poor, he always set his sights on achieving extreme wealth someday.
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