Pantagruel

Pantagruel

[pan-tag-roo-el, -uhl, pan-tuh-groo-uhl; French pahn-ta-gry-el]
noun
1.
(in Rabelais' Pantagruel ) the huge son of Gargantua, represented as dealing with serious matters in a spirit of broad and somewhat cynical good humor.
2.
(italics) a satirical novel (1532) by Rabelais.
Compare Gargantua.

Pantagruelian [pan-tuh-groo-el-ee-uhn] , adjective
Pantagruelically, adverb
Pantagruelism [pan-tuh-groo-uh-liz-uhm, pan-tag-roo-uh-liz-uhm] , noun
Pantagruelist, noun
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Pantagruel (pænˈtæɡruːɛl)
 
n
a gigantic prince, noted for his ironical buffoonery, in Rabelais' satire Gargantua and Pantagruel (1534)
 
Pantagru'elian
 
adj
 
Pantagru'elic
 
adj
 
Panta'gruelism
 
n
 
Panta'gruelist
 
n

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