[rab-uh-ley-zee-uh n, -zhuh n] /ˌræb əˈleɪ zi ən, -ʒən/
of, relating to, or suggesting François , whose work is characterized by broad, coarse humor and keen satire.
a person who admires or studies the works of .
of, relating to, or resembling the work of Rabelais, esp by broad, often bawdy humour and sharp satire
a student or admirer of Rabelais
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]
[rah-bee] /ˈrɑ bi/ noun 1. Isidor Isaac, 1898–1988, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1944. [ruhb-ee] /ˈrʌb i/ noun 1. the third month of the Muslim calendar. noun 1. the fourth month of the Muslim calendar. /ˈrʌbɪ/ noun 1. (in Pakistan, India, etc) a crop that is harvested at the end of winter Compare kharif /ˈrɑːbɪ/ noun […]
[ruhb-ee] /ˈrʌb i/ noun 1. the third month of the Muslim calendar. noun 1. the fourth month of the Muslim calendar. /rəˈbɪə/ noun 1. either the third or the fourth month of the Muslim year, known as Rabia I and Rabia II respectively; the Muslim spring /ˈrɑːbɪa/ noun 1. full name Rabia al-Adawiyyah. c. 713–801 […]
[rey-beez] /ˈreɪ biz/ noun, Pathology. 1. an infectious disease of dogs, cats, and other animals, transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected animal and usually fatal if prophylactic treatment is not administered: caused by an RNA virus of the rhabdovirus group; hydrophobia. /ˈreɪbiːz/ noun 1. (pathol) an acute infectious viral disease of the […]
[rab-id] /ˈræb ɪd/ adjective 1. irrationally extreme in opinion or practice: a rabid isolationist; a rabid baseball fan. 2. furious or raging; violently intense: a rabid hunger. 3. affected with or pertaining to rabies; mad. /ˈræbɪd; ˈreɪ-/ adjective 1. relating to or having rabies 2. zealous; fanatical; violent; raging adj. 1610s, “furious, raving,” from Latin […]