goliardery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Goliard +‎ -ery.

Noun[edit]

goliardery ‎(uncountable)

  1. The satirical or ribald poetry of the Goliards.
    • 1957, Charles Muscatine, Chaucer and the French Tradition, page 251,
      The medieval Latin equivalent of a "bourgeois" tradition is to be seen variously in comedy, goliardery, and satire, and in epistolary and expository prose.
    • 1988, The Bryggen Papers, Supplementary series, Volume 2, page 27,
      Goliardery cannot be described as religious verse; it is characterised by a strong sense for the worldly life, containing a good deal of love poetry and drinking poems.
    • 1992, Jelena O. Krstovic, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Volume 8, page 409,
      Jean is of course not basing his poem on a refurbishment of twelfth-century goliardery.
    • 1997, Philip Jones, The Italian City-State: From Commune to Signoria, page 329,
      In its burlesque form it reflected and, like so much of courtliness in Italy, in great part derived from the larger European tradition, as much aristocratic as popular, of Rabelaisian irreverence, goliardery, fabliaux, facetiae.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milman to this entry?)

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