lord of misrule

noun phrase

Definition of lord of misrule

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

First Known Use of lord of misrule

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lord of misrule

Listen to Our Podcast about lord of misrule

Statistics for lord of misrule

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for lord of misrule

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

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on lord of misrule

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about lord of misrule

Comments on lord of misrule

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

WORD OF THE DAY

friendly or mild

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!