Hudibrastic

Hudibrastic

[hyoo-duh-bras-tik, or, often, yoo-]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling the style of Samuel Butler's Hudibras (published 1663–78), a mock-heroic poem written in tetrameter couplets.
2.
of a playful burlesque style.
noun
3.
a Hudibrastic couplet or stanza.

Origin:
1705–15; Hudibras + -tic

Hudibrastically, adverb
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hudibrastic (ˌhjuːdɪˈbræstɪk)
 
adj
mock-heroic in style
 
[C18: after Hudibras, poem (1663--68) by Samuel Butler]

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