Definitions for: Goliard


[n] a wandering scholar in medieval Europe; famed for intemperance and riotous behavior and the composition of satirical and ribald Latin songs



Webster (1913) Definition: Gol"iard, n. [From OF. goliart glutton, buffoon,
riotous student, Goliard, LL. goliardus, prob. fr. L. gula
throat. Cf. Gules.]
A buffoon in the Middle Ages, who attended rich men's tables
to make sport for the guests by ribald stories and songs.

See Also: scholar, scholarly person, student

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