- of or characteristic of Mr. Pickwick or the Pickwick Club
- special, unusual, or esoteric: said of a meaning of a word or phrase
- Simple and kind: a Pickwickian uncle.
- Meant or understood in an idiosyncratic or unusual way: a word used in a Pickwickian manner.
Origin of PickwickianAfter Mr. Pickwick, central character in The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens.