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picaresque

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adjective pi·ca·resque \ˌpi-kə-ˈresk, ˌpē-\

Simple Definition of picaresque

  • : telling a story about the adventures of a usually playful and dishonest character

Full Definition of picaresque

  1. :  of or relating to rogues or rascals; also :  of, relating to, suggesting, or being a type of fiction dealing with the episodic adventures of a usually roguish protagonist <a picaresque novel>

Origin of picaresque

Spanish picaresco, from pícaro


First Known Use: 1810


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picaresque

noun pi·ca·resque

Definition of picaresque

  1. :  one that is picaresque



1895

First Known Use of picaresque

1895


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