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[chaw-ser] /ˈtʃɔ sər/
Geoffrey, 1340?–1400, English poet. Unabridged
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  • There is also a cleverly modelled figure of geoffrey chaucer.

    Chats on Household Curios Fred W. Burgess
  • With a discussion of the Works associated with the name of geoffrey chaucer.

  • Here the name of geoffrey chaucer is mentioned (in 1357) as that of a junior member of her household.

    Cambridge Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • geoffrey chaucer can tell you the legend of her martyrdom with the crystal charm of all his poesy.

  • King Edward, in 1367, certainly granted an annuity of twenty marks to "his varlet, geoffrey chaucer."

  • The age produced five writers of note, one of whom, geoffrey chaucer, is one of the greatest of English writers.

    English Literature William J. Long
  • In the dwelling over the gate, according to Loftie, the poet geoffrey chaucer lived in 1374.

    Milton's England Lucia Ames Mead
  • There is no clearer or safer exponent of the life of the 14th century, as far as he describes it, than geoffrey chaucer.

    Chaucer for Children Mrs. H. R. Haweis
  • geoffrey chaucer was the son of a London vintner, and seems most probably to have been born in 1340.

  • geoffrey chaucer was the pioneer of the children of genius in this hallowed spot.

British Dictionary definitions for geoffrey chaucer


Geoffrey. ?1340–1400, English poet, noted for his narrative skill, humour, and insight, particularly in his most famous work, The Canterbury Tales. He was influenced by the continental tradition of rhyming verse. His other works include Troilus and Criseyde, The Legende of Good Women, and The Parlement of Foules
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Word Origin and History for geoffrey chaucer


family name, from Old French chaucier "maker of chausses," from chauces "clothing for the legs, breeches, pantaloons, hose" (related to case (n.2)). Middle English chawce was a general term for anything worn on the feet. Related: Chaucerian.

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