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goliard

[gohl-yerd] /ˈgoʊl yərd/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
one of a class of wandering scholar-poets in Germany, France, and England, chiefly in the 12th and 13th centuries, noted as the authors of satirical Latin verse written in celebration of conviviality, sensual pleasures, etc.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Old French goliart, goliard drunkard, glutton, equivalent to gole throat (French gueule)+ -ard -ard
Related forms
goliardery
[gohl-yahr-duh-ree] /goʊlˈyɑr də ri/ (Show IPA),
noun
goliardic, adjective
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goliard

/ˈɡəʊljəd/
noun
1.
one of a number of wandering scholars in 12th- and 13th-century Europe famed for their riotous behaviour, intemperance, and composition of satirical and ribald Latin verse
Derived Forms
goliardic (ɡəʊlˈjɑːdɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Old French goliart glutton, from Latin gula gluttony
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