Polonius

noun
Po·​lo·​ni·​us | \ pə-ˈlō-nē-əs How to pronounce Polonius (audio) \

Definition of Polonius

: a garrulous courtier and father of Ophelia and Laertes in Shakespeare's Hamlet

First Known Use of Polonius

circa 1601, in the meaning defined above

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“Polonius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polonius. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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