One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Laurence Sterne (1713–1768), writer and Church of England clergyman. From rabela- + -ic, apparently originally after the name of Longinus Rabelaicus, a character in the Rabelaisian satire cited in quot. 1768.
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