Lord of Misrule


noun

(in England) a person formerly chosen to direct the Christmas revels and sports.

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Origin of Lord of Misrule

First recorded in 1490–1500
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British Dictionary definitions for Lord of Misrule

Lord of Misrule

noun

(formerly, in England) a person appointed master of revels at a Christmas celebration
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