- of, relating to, or characteristic of Chaucer's writings: Chaucerian wit.
- a scholar devoted to the study of Chaucer and his writings.
Origin of Chaucerian
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Examples from the Web for chaucerian
According to Mr. Brown, he is giving simply an expansion of the Chaucerian phrases.The Bruce
Chaucerian and other Pieces, being a Supplementary Volume to the above.Chaucer's Works, Volume 2 (of 7)
Our highlander often speaks in Elizabethan or Chaucerian or even pre-Chaucerian terms.Our Southern Highlanders
Here is no affectation of Chaucerian words; the gold is not spotted with rust.Amenities of Literature
The clever application of the Chaucerian verse to his own case was crushing.Aliens
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the writings of Geoffrey Chaucer
- an imitator of Chaucer, esp one of a group of 15th-century Scottish writers who took him as a model
- an admirer of Chaucer's works
- a specialist in the study or teaching of Chaucer
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