The young lord of Padua in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Though his
antagonist, the wry Beatrice, dubs him "the prince's jester" during their "merry war,"
Benedick is actually a quick-witted skeptic of romantic love whose final surrender to
marriage unmasks his irony.
Ben"e*dict (?), Ben"e*dick (?), n. [From Benedick, one of the characters in Shakespeare's play of "Much Ado about Nothing."]
A married man, or a man newly married.
© Webster 1913.
Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.
Need help? firstname.lastname@example.org