Falstaffian
Falstaffian Falstaffian adj. of or pertaining to {Falstaff}, a character in Shakespeare's plays. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Falstaffian — /fawl staf ee euhn/, adj. of, pertaining to, or having the qualities of Falstaff, esp. his robust, bawdy humor, good natured rascality, and brazen braggadocio: Falstaffian wit. [1800 10; FALSTAFF + IAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Falstaffian — Fal|staff|i|an [ fɔl stæfiən ] adjective a Falstaffian person is fat, laughs a lot, drinks and eats too much, and is generally liked by other people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Falstaffian — UK [fɔːlˈstæfɪən] / US [fɔlˈstæfɪən] adjective a Falstaffian person is fat, laughs a lot, drinks and eats too much, and is generally liked by other people • Etymology: From Falstaff , the name of a character in several plays by William… …   English dictionary

  • Falstaffian — adjective see Falstaff …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Falstaffian — adjective a) corpulent and jolly b) Of or pertaining to the traits of the comic character Falstaff …   Wiktionary

  • Falstaffian — [fɔ:l stα:fɪən, fɒl ] adjective of or resembling Shakespeare s character Sir John Falstaff in being fat, jolly, and debauched …   English new terms dictionary

  • falstaffian — fal·staff·ian …   English syllables

  • Falstaffian — adjective of or resembling Falstaff • Pertains to noun: ↑Falstaff • Derivationally related forms: ↑Falstaff …   Useful english dictionary

  • Falstaff — noun Date: 1596 a fat, convivial, roguish character in Shakespeare s Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV • Falstaffian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • List of eponymous adjectives in English — An eponymous adjective is an adjective which has been derived from the name of a person, real or fictional. Persons from whose name the adjectives have been derived are called eponyms.Following is a list of eponymous adjectives in English. A… …   Wikipedia

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