Fal·​staff ˈfȯl-ˌstaf How to pronounce Falstaff (audio)
: a fat, convivial, roguish character in Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV
Falstaffian adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Falstaff was in 1596

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“Falstaff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Falstaff. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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