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n.1.(Fr. Eccl. Hist.) One of the precursors of the Reformation; - a nickname corresponding to Lollard, etc.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Des lors, le ridicule, le loufoque, le riquiqui, le pecque, le turlupin et le bizarre disputent la vedette a la grandeur, la gloire, la magnificence, le prestige et la rationalite.
An anonymous print featuring Turlupin and Gros Guillaume shows a bride, resigned and bewreathed, riding to her wedding on a donkey between two older women, both clearly men in women's clothes, perhaps a mother and a nourrice.
As if to prove that some medieval attitudes towards the Cynics persisted into the sixteenth century, Gabriel Du Preau's dictionary of heresies, De vitis, sectis, et dogmatibus omnium haereticorum (1569), in its article on Turlupins, reproduces an attack on Cynic shamelessness drawn from one of Jean de Gerson's late fourteenth-century sermons.