Meaning of Micawber-like in English:

Micawber-like

Pronunciation /mɪˈkɔːbəˌlʌɪk/

adjective

  • Resembling or reminiscent of Micawber.

adverb

  • In the manner of Micawber; with unfounded optimism; fecklessly.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From the name of Wilkins Micawber + -like.