[pan-tag-roo-el, -uh l, pan-tuh-groo-uh l; French pahn-ta-gry-el]
- (in Rabelais' Pantagruel) the huge son of Gargantua, represented as dealing with serious matters in a spirit of broad and somewhat cynical good humor.
- (italics) a satirical novel (1532) by Rabelais.
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Examples from the Web for pantagruel
A comment of Rabelais in his Pantagruel, adds to the general reproach.The Counts of Gruyre
Mrs. Reginald de Koven
A prominent character in Gargantua and Pantagruel by Rabelais.Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning
After so much labor and so many years, what did Pantagruel know?A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times
Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
But have you noticed how Pantagruel is at once the most important and the least important figure in the book?Hieroglyphics
And I have seen that French women do not read the 'Pantagruel.'The Red Lily, Complete
- a gigantic prince, noted for his ironical buffoonery, in Rabelais' satire Gargantua and Pantagruel (1534)
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