Doctor Pangloss

Pangloss  (pan ´glos ), Doctor.—(1) A poor pedant, in Colman the Younger's comedy of the Heir at Law, who has been created an Artium Societatis Socius  (A. S. S.). He is remarkable for the aptness, if triteness, of his quotations. (2) An optimist philosopher in Voltaire's Candide.