1 dated Pornographic literature.
- It also contains a number of quibbles or jeux de mots, and a still greater number of facetiae, idle and licentious stories.
- But a certain number, following in the footsteps of the Latin Facetiae, harbour a sense of wit and subtlety beneath apparent crudity.
Early 16th century: from Latin, plural of facetia 'jest', from facetus 'witty'.
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