Rabelaisian

adjective
Ra·​be·​lai·​sian | \ˌra-bə-ˈlā-zhən, -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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