Definitions for rabelaisianˌræb əˈleɪ zi ən, -ʒən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Rab•e•lai•si•anˌræb əˈleɪ zi ən, -ʒən(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or suggesting Rabelais or his broad, coarse humor.

    Category: Literature

Origin of Rabelaisian:

1855–60

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rabelaisian(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of Francois Rabelais or his works

    "Rabelaisian characters"

Wiktionary

  1. Rabelaisian(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the works of Rabelais. Specifically, it means a style of satirical humour characterized by exaggerated characters and coarse jokes.

  2. Origin: Calque of rabelaisien.

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