Empty social pretentiouness
"He knew the society of those small Burma stations -- a nasty, poodle-faking, horseless riffraff." AND "As for social duties of all descriptions, he called them poodle-faking and ignored them." George Orwell, Burmese Days, 1934; the "he" is an upper-class speaker.
بواسطة Roger Brunyate نوفمبر 5, 2003
youth too much given to tea-parties and ladies society generally
The term probably stems from the habit of aging high-born ladies and their ladies-in-waiting in the English aristocracy, keeping small dogs and young men around to pass the time, and to amuse themselves, those poodlefaking high-borns!
بواسطة karl88 سبتمبر 1, 2003