Rabelaisian

adjective
Ra·​be·​lai·​sian | \ ˌra-bə-ˈlā-zhən How to pronounce Rabelaisian (audio) , -zē-ən \

Definition of Rabelaisian

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Rabelais or his works
2 : marked by gross robust humor, extravagance of caricature, or bold naturalism

First Known Use of Rabelaisian

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rabelaisian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rabelaisian. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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