Shandean

adjective
Shan·​de·​an
variants: or less commonly Shandeian \ ˈshandēən , ⸗ˈ⸗⸗ \ or Shandyan \ ˈshandēən \

Definition of Shandean

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or characteristic of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne

Shandean

noun
variants: or less commonly Shandeian \ " \ or Shandyan \ " \
plural -s

Definition of Shandean (Entry 2 of 2)

: one who has the spirit of Tristram Shandy

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History and Etymology for Shandean

Adjective

shandean, shandyan from Tristram Shandy (1760–67), novel by Laurence Sterne †1768 British novelist + English -an; shandeian irregular from Tristram Shandy + English -an

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“Shandean.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shandean. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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