Turlupin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Turlupin (Fr. Eccl. Hist) One of the precursors of the Reformation; -- a nickname corresponding to Lollard, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n turlupin In ecclesiastical history, a name given to the members of a French sect of about the fourteenth century, which held views very similar to those of the Brethren of the Free Spirit.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

So saith a turlupin or a new start-up grub of my books, but a turd for him.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
So saith a turlupin or a new start-up grub of my books, but a turd for him.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book I." by Francois Rabelais
The Duster or Foxtail-flap of Preachers, composed by Turlupin.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book II." by Francois Rabelais
Turlupin, Gautier-Garguille and Gros-Guillaume very much diverted us.
"The Barber of Paris" by Charles Paul de Kock
Turlupin usually played a roguish valet, Gros-Guillaume a pedant, and Gaultier-Garguille a supremely stupid old man.
"Queens of the French Stage" by H. Noel Williams
The Turlupins reappeared in 1421 at Arras and Douai and were persecuted in a similar way.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various
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