Update
The Oxford Biblical Studies Online and Oxford Islamic Studies Online have retired. Content you previously purchased on Oxford Biblical Studies Online or Oxford Islamic Studies Online has now moved to Oxford Reference, Oxford Handbooks Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, or What Everyone Needs to Know®. For information on how to continue to view articles visit the subscriber services page.
Dismiss

Related Content

'Dogberryism' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Literature
  • Shakespeare studies and criticism

GO

Show Summary Details

Overview

Dogberryism


Quick Reference

A comically confused misapplication of long words, as when Dogberry claims to have ‘comprehended two auspicious persons’ (Much Ado About Nothing 3.5.44); later called malapropism.

Chris Baldick


Reference entries