go·​liard ˈgōl-yərd How to pronounce goliard (audio)
: a wandering student of the 12th or 13th century given to the writing of satiric Latin verse and to convivial living and minstrelsy
goliardic adjective

Word History


Middle French

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of goliard was in the 15th century

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“Goliard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goliard. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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