Chaucerian

[ chaw-seer-ee-uhn ]
/ tʃɔˈsɪər i ən /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Chaucer's writings: Chaucerian wit.

noun

a scholar devoted to the study of Chaucer and his writings.

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Origin of Chaucerian

First recorded in 1650–60; Chaucer + -ian

OTHER WORDS FROM Chaucerian

non-Chau·ce·ri·an, adjective, nounpost-Chau·ce·ri·an, adjectivepre-Chau·ce·ri·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Chaucerian

Chaucerian
/ (tʃɔːˈsɪərɪən) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of the writings of Geoffrey Chaucer

noun

an imitator of Chaucer, esp one of a group of 15th-century Scottish writers who took him as a model
  1. an admirer of Chaucer's works
  2. a specialist in the study or teaching of Chaucer
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