Shandean

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adjective

Shan·​de·​an
variants or less commonly Shandeian
ˈshandēən,
⸗ˈ⸗⸗
or Shandyan
ˈshandēən
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne

Shandean

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noun

variants or less commonly Shandeian
"
or Shandyan
"
plural -s
: one who has the spirit of Tristram Shandy

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shandean. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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