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Hudibrastic

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adjective Hu·di·bras·tic \ˌhyü-də-ˈbras-tik\

Definition of Hudibrastic

  1. 1 :  written in humorous octosyllabic couplets

  2. 2 :  mock-heroic

Hudibrastic

noun


Origin and Etymology of hudibrastic

irregular from Hudibras, satirical poem by Samuel Butler †1680


First Known Use: 1712


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