Complete Definition of "benedict"

English

Etymology
From E. Benedicke, a character in w:Shakespeare|William Shakespeare's w:Much Ado About Nothing|Much Ado About Nothing, 1598, a misspelled Shakespearian allusion

Noun
en-noun

  1. rare A newly married man.

References
Garner's Usage Tip of the Day: "Benedict/Benedicke", accessed on 2005-04-30, which in turn cites Garner's Modern American Usage, Bryan Garner, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0195161912, 2003

Category:English eponyms
Category:Words from Shakespeare

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