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Hudibrastic

[hyoo-duh-bras-tik, or, often, yoo-] /ˌhyu dəˈbræs tɪk, or, often, ˌyu-/
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
1705-1715
1705-15; Hudibras + -tic
Related forms
Hudibrastically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for Hudibrastic

hudibrastic

/ˌhjuːdɪˈbræstɪk/
adjective
1.
mock-heroic in style
Word Origin
C18: after Hudibras, poem (1663–68) by Samuel Butler
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