from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Rabelais or his works.
- adj. Characterized by coarse humor or bold caricature.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to the works of Rabelais. Specifically, it means a style of satirical humour characterized by exaggerated characters and coarse jokes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to François Rabelais (about 1490–1553), a French priest, author of “Gargantua and Pantagruel”; resembling or suggestive of Rabelais and the characteristics of his thought and style. Compare Pantagruelism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Francois Rabelais or his works
Calque of French rabelaisien. (Wiktionary)