Falstaff

noun
Fal·​staff | \ ˈfȯl-ˌstaf How to pronounce Falstaff (audio) \

Definition of Falstaff

: a fat, convivial, roguish character in Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV

Other Words from Falstaff

Falstaffian \ fȯl-​ˈsta-​fē-​ən How to pronounce Falstaff (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Falstaff

1596, in the meaning defined above

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“Falstaff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Falstaff. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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