Oliver Twist


Oliver Twist
Ol|i|ver Twist
(1837-38) a novel by Charles ↑Dickens about a poor boy called Oliver Twist. The most famous scene in the book takes place in the ↑workhouse when Oliver holds out his bowl and asks for more food, but is punished instead. He runs away to London and then lives with ↑Fagin, the leader of a group of young thieves who include the Artful Dodger.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.