from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Chaucer, Geoffrey 1340?-1400. English poet regarded as the greatest literary figure of medieval England. His works include The Book of the Duchess (1369), Troilus and Criseyde (c. 1385), and his masterwork, The Canterbury Tales (1387-1400).
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- proper n. A rare medieval English surname, possibly of French origin; no longer current.
- proper n. Geoffrey Chaucer, a 14th century English author, best remembered for The Canterbury Tales.
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- n. English poet remembered as author of the Canterbury Tales (1340-1400)
From Old French chaucier ("maker of chausses"), from chauces ("clothing for the legs, breeches, pantaloons, hose"). Also see case. (Wiktionary)