Definition of Chaucer, Geoffrey in US English:

Chaucer, Geoffrey

proper noun

  • (c.1342–1400), English poet. His Canterbury Tales (c.1387–1400) is a cycle of linked tales told by a group of pilgrims. His skills of characterization, humor, and versatility established him as the first great English poet. Chaucer also wrote Troilus and Criseyde (c.1385).


Chaucer, Geoffrey