fabliau

play
noun fab·li·au \ˈfa-blē-ˌō\

Definition of fabliau

plural

fabliaux

play \ˈfa-blē-ˌō(z)\
  1. :  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

French, from Old French, diminutive of fable


First Known Use: 1804


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