Macaronic Definition

măkə-rŏnĭk
adjective
Involving or characterized by a mixture of languages; esp., designating or of burlesque verse in which real or coined words from two or more languages are mixed, or words of a modern language are given Latin case endings and mixed with Latin words.
Webster's New World
Of or involving a mixture of two or more languages.
American Heritage

(archaic) Jumbled, mixed.

Wiktionary
noun
Macaronic verse.
Webster's New World

(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.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Macaronic

Noun

Singular:
macaronic
Plural:
macaronics

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").

    From Wiktionary

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