Entry from British & World English dictionary
(Of language or verse) in the style of Hudibras, a mock-heroic satirical poem by Samuel Butler, published 1663–78: a Hudibrastic dialogue ridiculing various systems of philosophy
More example sentences
- Potter did not allow matters to rest and outlined his side of the case in The Hobby Horse (1766), cast in Hudibrastic verse.
- By the same token, others in London are also writing Hudibrastic satires, including Ned Ward, whose Hudibras Redivivus was also published in 1708.
- But his verse is not without a certain Hudibrastic force, and it frequently contains graphic touches descriptive of modes of life now passed away.
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