Rabelaisian



[rab-uh-ley-zee-uh n, -zhuh n] /ˌræb əˈleɪ zi ən, -ʒən/

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or suggesting François , whose work is characterized by broad, coarse humor and keen satire.
noun
2.
a person who admires or studies the works of .
/ˌræbəˈleɪzɪən; -ʒən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling the work of Rabelais, esp by broad, often bawdy humour and sharp satire
noun
2.
a student or admirer of Rabelais
adj.

1817, from French author François Rabelais (c.1490-1553), whose writings “are distinguished by exuberance of imagination and language combined with extravagance and coarseness of humor and satire.” [OED]

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