noun plural fa·ce·ti·ae \fə-ˈsē-shē-ˌē, -ˌī\

Definition of FACETIAE

:  witty or humorous writings or sayings

Origin of FACETIAE

Latin, from plural of facetia jest, from facetus elegant, witty
First Known Use: 1529


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