- the title character, a religious hypocrite, of a satirical comedy (1664-69) by Molière
- 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