Hudibrastic

adjective

Hu·​di·​bras·​tic ˌhyü-də-ˈbra-stik How to pronounce Hudibrastic (audio)
1
: written in humorous octosyllabic couplets
2
Hudibrastic noun

Word History

Etymology

irregular from Hudibras, satirical poem by Samuel Butler †1680

First Known Use

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hudibrastic was in 1712

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“Hudibrastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hudibrastic. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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