- of, relating to, or resembling the style of Samuel Butler's Hudibras (published 1663–78), a mock-heroic poem written in tetrameter couplets.
- of a playful burlesque style.
- a Hudibrastic couplet or stanza.
Origin of Hudibrastic
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Historical Examples of hudibrastic
His Hudibrastic verses are poor scurrilous trash, as the reader may judge from the description of the Highlanders, already quoted.
This quotation from the opening of Combe's Hudibrastic narrative will account for the originality of the hero's eccentric title.Rowlandson the Caricaturist. Second Volume
Ordinary narrative poems with no satiric intent were decked in Hudibrastic couplets for the sake of a superficial cleverness.Aesop Dress'd
It is a simple rendering in Hudibrastic verse of a familiar nursery story.Charles Lamb
- mock-heroic in style