a character in the book Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-44) by Charles Dickens. He is a hypocrite (=someone who pretends to be morally good but is not), and pretends to like people who have power or money in order to get an advantage.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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