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Meaning of GOLIARD

Pronunciation:  'gowlyurd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a wandering scholar in medieval Europe; famed for intemperance and riotous behavior and the composition of satirical and ribald Latin songs
 

GOLIARD is a 7 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: scholar, scholarly person, student

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gol"iard\, n. [From OF. goliart glutton, buffoon,
riotous student, Goliard, LL. goliardus, prob. fr. L. gula
throat. Cf. {Gules}.]
A buffoon in the Middle Ages, who attended rich men's tables
to make sport for the guests by ribald stories and songs.

 

 

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