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Word of the Day 12/04/17 Macaronic

Macaronic (adjective, noun)
macaronic [mak-uh-ron-ik]


adjective
1. composed of or characterized by Latin words mixed with vernacular words or non-Latin words given Latin endings.
2. composed of a mixture of languages.
3. mixed; jumbled.

noun
4. macaronics, macaronic language.
5. a macaronic verse or other piece of writing.

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Origin: 1605-15; < Medieval Latin macarōnicus < dialectal Italian maccarone macaroni + Latin -icus -ic; from the association of macaroni as peasant food with the vernacular language of peasants

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