fabliau

noun fab·li·au \ ˈfa-blē-ˌō \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of fabliau

plural fabliaux play \ˈfa-blē-ˌō(z)\
: a short, usually comic, frankly coarse, and often cynical tale in verse popular especially in the 12th and 13th centuries

Origin and Etymology of fabliau

[borrowed from French, from Picard form of Old French fablel, fableau, diminutive of fable 1fable


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