goliard

noun
go·​liard | \ ˈgōl-yərd How to pronounce goliard (audio) , -ˌyärd \

Definition of goliard

: a wandering student of the 12th or 13th century given to the writing of satiric Latin verse and to convivial living and minstrelsy

Other Words from goliard

goliardic \ gōl-​ˈyär-​dik How to pronounce goliard (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of goliard

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for goliard

Middle French

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“Goliard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goliard. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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