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From Italian bambocciata, from Bamboccio (a nickname of Peter Van Laer, a Dutch genre painter; properly, a child, simpleton, puppet), from bamboccio (chubby child).


bambocciade (plural bambocciades)

  1. A painting depicting a grotesque scene from common or rustic life.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bambocciade in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)