Definition of Rabelaisianism in English:

Rabelaisianism

Pronunciation /ˌrabəˈleɪzɪənɪz(ə)m/ /ˌrabəˈleɪʒ(ə)nɪz(ə)m/

noun

  • The characteristic style or attitude of Rabelais or his writings; bawdiness, vulgarity; earthy humour.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Athenaeum. From Rabelaisian + -ism.