- the title character, a religious hypocrite, of a satirical comedy (1664-69) by Molière
- [t-] a hypocrite
Origin of TartuffeFrench from Italian Tartufo, literally , a truffle
A hypocrite, especially one who affects religious piety.
Origin of tartuffeAfter the protagonist of Tartuffe , a play by Molière
- A religious hypocrite
French, from the protagonist Tartuffe in the play of the same name by MoliÃ¨re