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Pantagruel

[pan-tag-roo-el, -uh l, pan-tuh-groo-uh l; French pahn-ta-gry-el] /pænˈtæg ruˌɛl, -əl, ˌpæn təˈgru əl; French pɑ̃ ta grüˈɛl/
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.
Related forms
Pantagruelian
[pan-tuh-groo-el-ee-uh n] /ˌpæn tə gruˈɛl i ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Pantagruelically, adverb
Pantagruelism
[pan-tuh-groo-uh-liz-uh m, pan-tag-roo-uh-liz-uh m] /ˌpæn təˈgru əˌlɪz əm, pænˈtæg ru əˌlɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
noun
Pantagruelist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pantagruelian

Pantagruel

/pænˈtæɡruːɛl/
noun
1.
a gigantic prince, noted for his ironical buffoonery, in Rabelais' satire Gargantua and Pantagruel (1534)
Derived Forms
Pantagruelian, Pantagruelic, adjective
Pantagruelism, noun
Pantagruelist, noun
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