Empty social pretentiouness
"He knew the society of those small Burma stations -- a nasty, poodle-faking, horseless riffraff." AND "As for social duties of all descriptions, he called them poodle-faking and ignored them." George Orwell, Burmese Days, 1934; the "he" is an upper-class speaker.
od uživatele Roger Brunyate 05. listopad 2003
Can you define these popular missing words?
Old RAF term meaning a bit of a ladies man
Ginger was a veritable Poodlefaker in his younger days
od uživatele David 30. září 2003
An old Raj era Indian Army officer's term for one who flirts with older women to gain influence, or otherwise flirt outrageously with women
Algie was poodlefaking, giving us ample reason to ostracise him from the Mess
od uživatele Cobden 28. červenec 2008
youth too much given to tea-parties and ladies society generally
The term probably stems from the habit of aging high-born ladies and their ladies-in-waiting in the English aristocracy, keeping small dogs and young men around to pass the time, and to amuse themselves, those poodlefaking high-borns!
od uživatele karl88 01. září 2003