Definition of Oedipodean in US English:

Oedipodean

adjective

  • Of or relating to Oedipus; designating or reminiscent of the legend of Oedipus; = Oedipean.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Symmons (d. 1842). From Hellenistic Greek Οἰδιπόδειος of Oedipus (from ancient Greek Οἰδιποδ-, Οἰδίπους + -ειος, suffix forming adjectives) + -an.