Definition of Pantagruelian in English:


Line breaks: Panta|gruel|ian
Pronunciation: /ˌpantəgruːˈɛlɪən


  • Enormous: a Pantagruelian banquet
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    • It is a sad fact that the great poets of yore would have been nothing without Pantagruelian drug habits which inspired and fuelled their genius.
    • The Pantagruelian warrior gives a booming laugh, his mighty hammer bar resting easily on his shoulder.
    • "I missed about 30 cases in those nine months," said Toots, happily pouring down Pantagruelian shots of brandy.


late 17th century: from Pantagruel (the name of an enormous giant in Rabelais's novel Pantagruel (1532)) + -ian.

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