Gargantua

noun

Gar·​gan·​tua gär-ˈgan(t)-sh(ə-)wə How to pronounce Gargantua (audio)
: a gigantic king in Rabelais's Gargantua having a great capacity for food and drink

Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

1571, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gargantua was in 1571

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Cite this Entry

“Gargantua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gargantua. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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