Definition of Chaucer, Geoffrey in English:

Chaucer, Geoffrey

proper noun

  • (c.1342–1400), English poet. His most famous work, the Canterbury Tales (c.1387–1400), is a cycle of linked tales told by a group of pilgrims. His skills of characterization, humour, and versatility established him as the first great English poet. Other notable works: Troilus and Criseyde (1385).


Chaucer, Geoffrey