from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by joviality and conviviality.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. corpulent and jolly
- adj. Of or pertaining to the traits of the comic character Falstaff
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. of or pertaining to falstaff, a character in Shakespeare's plays.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling Falstaff, the fat knight in Shakspere's “Henry IV.” and “Merry Wives of Windsor”; hence, corpulent; convivial; boasting; lying brazenly; coarsely jovial, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or resembling Falstaff
Swearing is now pretty rare (I swear to God!), though it used to be more common (in Falstaffian oaths such as ’Sblood! — “by God’s blood” — or Zounds! — “by God’s wounds”).
Toby is an impecunious relative of Olivia's and a kind of Falstaffian moocher whose continued presence in the house is a drain on Olivia's patience and her pocketbook.
To be "Falstaffian" is to delight in excess: a Falstaffian night out is more likely a stag party or a booze-up after a big football victory than an elegant soirée.
They bicker constantly, Clemen's Falstaffian appetites and uncontrollable bodily urges clashing with the priggishness and military discipline of Jimmy, a former air-force officer, and their ill-tempered dialogues are often hilarious.
His eyes sparkling with humour, intelligence, and mischief, he was a man of Falstaffian charm and love of life who adored Henry and Alex.
Members assimilated in hearty courtesy of a Falstaffian Bard's birthday take a break of final Apr hosted by Messrs. Friedman, Madeira, as good as Pope.
The Enquirer had spent weeks shadowing Edwards' Falstaffian aide Andrew Young and Rielle Hunter in a North Carolina gated community before finally publishing the story that she was pregnant with the candidate's baby.
He is clearly a man of large appetites and enthusiasms; God gave him his towering height, but his Falstaffian girth is presumably his own accomplishment.
He was a genuinely Falstaffian figure, beloved of all students and staff.
Jez Butterworth's new drama Jerusalem gives Rylance a number of hilarious, gripping monologues and he makes the most of them, beguiling and charming and dazzling us with Falstaffian ease.
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