Macaronian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Macaronian Of or pertaining to the burlesque composition called macaronic; as, macaronic poetry.
    • Macaronian Pertaining to, or like, macaroni (originally a dish of mixed food); hence, mixed; confused; jumbled.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n macaronian Same as macaronic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Macaronian like a macaroni, trifling, affected: of a kind of burlesque verse, consisting of modern words Latinised, or Latin words modernised, intermixed with genuine Latin words
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. It. maccheronico, F. macaronique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Old It. maccaronimaccare, to crush.