Gargantua

noun
Gar·​gan·​tua | \ gär-ˈgan(t)-sh(ə-)wə How to pronounce Gargantua (audio) \

Definition of Gargantua

: a gigantic king in Rabelais's Gargantua having a great capacity for food and drink

First Known Use of Gargantua

1571, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Gargantua

French

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“Gargantua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gargantua. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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