Ra·​be·​lai·​sian ˌra-bə-ˈlā-zhən How to pronounce Rabelaisian (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Rabelais or his works
: marked by gross robust humor, extravagance of caricature, or bold naturalism

Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rabelaisian was in 1817

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“Rabelaisian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rabelaisian. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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