Pantagruel

noun
Pan·​ta·​gru·​el | \ ˌpan-tə-ˈgrü-əl How to pronounce Pantagruel (audio) ; pan-ˈta-grə-wəl, -ˌwel How to pronounce Pantagruel (audio) \

Definition of Pantagruel

: the huge son of Gargantua in Rabelais's Pantagruel

Other Words from Pantagruel

Pantagruelian \ ˌpan-​tə-​grü-​ˈe-​lē-​ən How to pronounce Pantagruelian (audio) , (ˌ)pan-​ˌta-​grə-​ˈwe-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of Pantagruel

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pantagruel

French

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