- of, relating to, or having the qualities of Falstaff, especially his robust, bawdy humor, good-natured rascality, and brazen braggadocio: Falstaffian wit.
Origin of Falstaffian
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Examples from the Web for falstaffian
He was trying to sell the case for military action with the testimonial equivalent of Falstaffian soliloquies.Syria: What Have We Learned?
Leslie H. Gelb
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But I checked him in that Falstaffian vein, urging considerations of time and cookery.The Uncommercial Traveller
Why the hacking of the Falstaffian sword with the Falstaffian dagger?The Life Of Sir John Falstaff
Robert B. Brough
Yet he contains the Falstaffian elements and preciously preserves them.A Novelist on Novels
W. L. George
Aurora, in the vein of funny stories, could upon occasion be Falstaffian.Aurora the Magnificent
He was not far to fetch, and he was in a humor of Falstaffian heartiness.What Will People Say?
- jovial, plump, and dissolute
C19: after Sir John Falstaff, a character in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts I–II (1597)
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