follow Dictionary.com

Yours, Etc.: Origins and Uses of 8 Sign-Offs

Falstaffian

[fawl-staf-ee-uh n] /fɔlˈstæf i ən/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or having the qualities of Falstaff, especially his robust, bawdy humor, good-natured rascality, and brazen braggadocio:
Falstaffian wit.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; Falstaff + -ian
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Falstaffian

Falstaffian

/fɔːlˈstɑːfɪən/
adjective
1.
jovial, plump, and dissolute
Word Origin
C19: after Sir John Falstaff, a character in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts I–II (1597)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Falstaffian

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Falstaffian

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends