(linguistics) A word consisting of a mix of words of two or more languages, one of which is Latin, or a non-Latin stem with a Latin ending.
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Origin of Macaronic
French macaronique or Latin macaronicus after Macaronea , title of a poem by Tifi Odasi (c.1450–1492), 15th-century Italian author, that contained such verse and satirized those who used poor Latin and affectedly Latinized Italian from Italian maccherone macaroni (considered food for peasants) macaroni
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From New Latin, 1517 coinage, macaronicus, from Italian (Neapolitan dialect) maccarone (“coarse dumpling").
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