Gargantua

noun
Gar·gan·tua | \ gär-ˈgan(t)-sh(ə-)wə \

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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