What does picaresque mean?

Definitions for picaresqueˌpɪk əˈrɛsk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. picaresque(adj)

    involving clever rogues or adventurers especially as in a type of fiction

    "picaresque novels"; "waifs of the picaresque tradition"; "a picaresque hero"


  1. picaresque(Noun)

    A picaresque novel.

  2. picaresque(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to rogues or adventurers

  3. picaresque(Adjective)

    Characteristic of a genre of Spanish satiric novel dealing with the adventures of a roguish hero

Webster Dictionary

  1. Picaresque(adj)

    applied to that class of literature in which the principal personage is the Spanish picaro, meaning a rascal, a knave, a rogue, an adventurer

  2. Origin: [F., fr. Sp. picaro rogue.]


  1. Picaresque

    Picaresque is the third studio album from The Decemberists. It was released in 2005 on the Kill Rock Stars record label.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of picaresque in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of picaresque in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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