lord of misrule

noun phrase

: a master of Christmas revels in England especially in the 15th and 16th centuries

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lord of misrule was in the 15th century


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“Lord of misrule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lord%20of%20misrule. Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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