Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a style of satirical or mock-heroic verse composed in rhymed iambic tetrameter couplets.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to, or resembling the style of, ‘Hudibras,’ a satire directed against the Puritans by Samuel Butler, published in 1663; burlesque-heroic: as, Hudibrastic verse; Hudibrastic humor.
  • noun A line or verse in the style of Butler's ‘Hudibras’: as, a poem composed in Hudibrastics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Similar to, or in the style of, the poem “Hudibras,” by Samuel Butler; in the style of doggerel verse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, or relating to a style of English verse that mocks heroic verse

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Hudibras, a satiric epic by Samuel Butler.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

after Hudibras, a mock-heroic poem by Samuel Butler

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