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  • noun Well-made works of drama that have trivial, insignificant, or morally objectionable plots.

Etymologies

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From the name of the dramatist Sardou + doodle + -dom.

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  • Plays having contrived melodramatic plot, concentrating excessively on technique to the exclusion of characterization. After Victorien Sardou, 18th-century French playwright; coined by George Bernard Shaw.

    February 25, 2007

  • melodrama

    June 20, 2009

  • There's a hilarious video of one of the 2007 spellers getting this word on youtube.Just search sardoodledom.

    June 20, 2009