grobian

noun gro·bi·an \ˈgrōbēən\

Definition of grobian

plural

-s

  1. :  a slovenly crude often buffoonish individual :  boor, lout

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Origin and Etymology of grobian

German, after Grobian, a fictional patron saint of vulgar people, from Medieval Latin (Sanctus) Grobianus, from Middle High German grob-, grop coarse, vulgar (from Old High German gerob, grob thick, coarse) + Latin -ianus -ian — more at gruff


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