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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. A line or verse in the style of Butler's ‘Hudibras’: as, a poem composed in Hudibrastics.


After Hudibras, a satiric epic by Samuel Butler.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
after Hudibras, a mock-heroic poem by Samuel Butler (Wiktionary)



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