Falstaffian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Falstaffian of or resembling Falstaff
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Falstaffian Resembling Falstaff, the fat knight in Shakspere's “Henry IV.” and “Merry Wives of Windsor”; hence, corpulent; convivial; boasting; lying brazenly; coarsely jovial, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Falstaffian fal′staf-i-an like Shakespeare's Falstaff—corpulent, jovial, humorous, and dissolute.
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Usage

In literature:

I assure you, I am worse misfitted than is Master Yardstick yonder in those Falstaffian hose.
"To Have and To Hold" by Mary Johnston
Deduction made for his Falstaffian speech, the amount was probably about eighty thousand.
"Balzac" by Frederick Lawton
Presently the fattest one, a real Falstaffian man, came back to the front door and rung a thundering peal.
"Strange True Stories of Louisiana" by George Washington Cable
Six bloated Falstaffian bivalves lay before him in their shells.
"Yesterdays with Authors" by James T. Fields
No man had a more delicate or subtle wit than Prentiss, or a more Falstaffian humor when it suited his purpose.
"The International Weekly Miscellany, Volume I. No. 9." by Various
Presently the fattest one, a real Falstaffian man, came back to the front door and rang a thundering peal.
"Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War" by Various
You cannot lay on the Falstaffian humour by a reasoning process from the outside.
"Platform Monologues" by T. G. Tucker
It was like the Falstaffian laughter of the duck, without its ring of honesty.
"Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters" by Henry Wallace Phillips
In doing this he reveals ethics, manners, and morals of a decidedly Falstaffian flavour.
"Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592" by Arthur Acheson
Aurora, in the vein of funny stories, could upon occasion be Falstaffian.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
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In news:

But what else can one expect from Montreal chef Martin Picard, the Falstaffian bon vivant behind such temples of culinary decadence as Au Pied de Cochon and Sugar Shack.
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