Definition of Pantagruelism in English:

Pantagruelism

noun

  • The philosophy and practice ascribed to Pantagruel; extravagant and coarse humour with a satirical purpose.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Southey (1774–1843), poet and reviewer. From the name of Pantagruel + -ism, after French Pantagruélisme.

Pronunciation

Pantagruelism

/ˌpantəˈɡruːəlɪz(ə)m/