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goliard

[ gohl-yerd ]
/ ˈgoʊl yərd /
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noun (sometimes initial capital letter)

one of a class of wandering scholar-poets in Germany, France, and England, chiefly in the 12th and 13th centuries, noted as the authors of satirical Latin verse written in celebration of conviviality, sensual pleasures, etc.

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Origin of goliard

1275–1325; Middle English <Old French goliart, goliard drunkard, glutton, equivalent to gole throat (French geule )+ -ard -ard

OTHER WORDS FROM goliard

gol·iar·der·y [gohl-yahr-duh-ree], /goʊlˈyɑr də ri/, noungol·iar·dic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for goliard

goliard
/ (ˈɡəʊljəd) /

noun

one of a number of wandering scholars in 12th- and 13th-century Europe famed for their riotous behaviour, intemperance, and composition of satirical and ribald Latin verse

Derived forms of goliard

goliardic (ɡəʊlˈjɑːdɪk), adjective

Word Origin for goliard

C15: from Old French goliart glutton, from Latin gula gluttony
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