Stratfordian

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Stratford +‎ -ian. In the Shakespeare-controversy sense, due to Shakespeare's birth in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Noun[edit]

Stratfordian (plural Stratfordians)

  1. An inhabitant of the town Stratford-upon-Avon, or any other town called Stratford.
  2. A person who, in the controversy over who wrote William Shakespeare's plays, holds that it was William Shakespeare himself.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (Shakespeare controversy): This term is used principally by those who dispute the authorship, as well as independent authorship researchers and news agencies reporting on the subject.

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