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Rabelaisian

[ rab-uh-ley-zee-uhn, -zhuhn ]
/ ˌræb əˈleɪ zi ən, -ʒən /
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adjective
of, relating to, or suggesting François Rabelais, whose work is characterized by broad, coarse humor and keen satire.
noun
a person who admires or studies the works of Rabelais.
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Origin of Rabelaisian

First recorded in 1855–60; Rabelais + -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for Rabelaisian

Rabelaisian
/ (ˌræbəˈleɪzɪən, -ʒən) /

adjective
of, relating to, or resembling the work of Rabelais, esp by broad, often bawdy humour and sharp satire
noun
a student or admirer of Rabelais

Derived forms of Rabelaisian

Rabelaisianism, noun
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