Definition of macaronic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmækəˈrɒnɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmækəˈrɑːnɪk//
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relating to language, especially in poetry, that includes words and expressions from another language Word Originearly 17th cent. (in the sense ‘characteristic of a jumble or medley’): from modern Latin macaronicus, from obsolete Italian macaronico, a humorous formation from macaroni, plural of maccarone, from late Greek makaria ‘food made from barley’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: macaronic