macaronic


mac·a·ron·ic

adjective \-ˈrä-nik\

Definition of MACARONIC

1
:  characterized by a mixture of vernacular words with Latin words or with non-Latin words having Latin endings
2
:  characterized by a mixture of two languages
macaronic noun

Origin of MACARONIC

New Latin macaronicus, from Italian dialect maccarone macaroni
First Known Use: 1638

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