A hypocrite, especially one who affects religious piety.
(person, proper) The title character, a religious hypocrite, of a satirical comedy (1664-69) by Molière.
Other Word Forms
Origin of tartuffe
- After the protagonist of Tartuffe , a play by Molière
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- French, from the protagonist Tartuffe in the play of the same name by Molière