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Podsnappery

The etiquette of the fossil gentry, stiff-starched and extremely proper.

“It may not be so in the Gospel according to Podsnappery ... but it has been the truth since the foundations of the universe were laid.” —Our Mutual Friend.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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