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A wandering student in medieval Europe disposed to conviviality, license, and the making of ribald and satirical Latin songs.
[Middle English, from Old French, glutton, goliard, from gole, throat, from Latin gula.]
gol·iar′dic (gōl-yär′dĭk) adj.
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(Historical Terms) one of a number of wandering scholars in 12th- and 13th-century Europe famed for their riotous behaviour, intemperance, and composition of satirical and ribald Latin verse
[C15: from Old French goliart glutton, from Latin gula gluttony]
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n. (sometimes cap.)
a wandering scholar-poet of the 12th and 13th centuries, noted for composing satiric Latin verses and for living intemperately.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old French: drunkard, glutton =gole throat (< Latin gula) + -ard- -ard]
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