Stratfordian

noun Strat·for·dian \stratˈfōrdēən\

Definition of Stratfordian

plural

-s

  1. 1a :  a native or resident of Stratford-upon-Avon, England b :  a native or resident of Stratford, Ontario

  2. 2 :  one who believes that William Shakespeare was the author of the dramatic works usually attributed to him

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of stratfordian

Stratford on Avon, municipal borough of central England and birthplace of William Shakespeare, or Stratford, city of southeast Ontario + English -ian


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Stratfordian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

quaintly unconventional or refined

Get Word of the Day daily email!