Definition of Rabelaic in English:

Rabelaic

Pronunciation /ˌrabəˈleɪɪk/

adjective

rare
  • Rabelaisian.

Origin

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