"philistine" Definition

  1. a policeman. The German students call all townspeople not of their body “Philister,” as ours say “cads.” The departing student says, mournfully, in one of the Burschenlieder— “Muss selber nun PHILISTER sein!” _i.e._, “I must now myself PHILISTINE be!” Also, a man who is of a set opposed to one’s own. Society is supposed to regard all outside its bounds as belonging to the PHILISTINE world. Bohemians regard all cleanly, orderly people who conform to conventionality as PHILISTINES.

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Position in the dictionary: 2578 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: physog, picaroon, piccadilly butchers, piccadilly weepers, pick, pick-me-up, pickaninny, pickers, pickle, pickles!
Previous words in the dictionary: philiper, philip, philander, philadelphia-lawyer, pewter, petticoat, peter grievous, peter funk, peter, pesky

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