Definition of Mazeppa in US English:

Mazeppa

noun

literary
  • A person likened in some way to Mazeppa, especially in being the unwilling rider of a wild horse.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Southern Literary Messenger. From the name of Ivan Stepanovyč Mazepa, Ukrainian Cossack leader, popularized in English in the form Mazeppa by Byron's poem of that name.

Pronunciation

Mazeppa

/məˈzɛpə/