Definition of Osbert Lancaster from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Osbert Lancaster

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(1908-86) an English cartoonist and writer. His 'pocket cartoons' (= small funny drawings) appeared in the Daily Express newspaper from 1939 onwards, and were popular for characters such as the upper-class Lady Maudie Littlehampton. He also wrote books on architecture and did designs for the theatre. He was made a knight in 1975.