noun: A hypocritical older man who strives for social status and respect through assuming titles that are usually undeserved. He is a fraud and a fake. This person thinks he knows everything. Usually active in the church, and very visible in the community, always seeking the limelight. This man is always chauvinistic, married, and a womanizing adulterer whoremonger. Can be a "minister" or "pastor". Very controlling and dictating. Does not like to be questioned or challenged. Maintaining the appearance of great material wealth is very important to him, regardless of his actual financial success.
The following literary references exemplify the "reverend-deacon-doctor": "Rinehart" from Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, "Joe Starks" from Zora Neal Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, "Macon Dead" from Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. The phrase is used as a negative sarcastic title, label, or introduction: "May I now introduce the much esteemed Reverend-Deacon-Doctor _______."
by TRL October 29, 2006