Robin Goodfellow love

Robin Goodfellow

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mischievous sprite in English folklore; Puck.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A celebrated fairy; Puck. See puck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A domestic spirit or fairy, said to be the offspring of a mortal woman and Oberon, king of Fairyland.
  • n. As a general name, an elf; a fairy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mischievous sprite of English folklore

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He is also known as Robin Goodfellow, and he's rather mischievous, but he does make up for it by trying to do the right thing.

    Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • And once inside they become the playthings of Puck, also known as Robin Goodfellow, also known in myth as the Green Man of the forest, the Green Man being a pagan symbol of fertility, fertility being, in other words, Peter? '

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • There was a little hunchbacked tailor, named William Goodfellow, living on his property (but who at Abbotsford was termed Robin Goodfellow).

    Sir Walter Scott

  • a little hunchbacked tailor, named William Goodfellow, living on his property (but who at Abbotsford was termed Robin Goodfellow).

    Sir Walter Scott (English Men of Letters Series)

  • Directed by the Gate Theatre's Natalie Abrahami, Headlong's latest touring production relocates Shakespeare's familiar play to a Hollywood studio and reimagines it as a dream experienced by the hugely creative director Robin Goodfellow, who is having some difficulties with his leading man and lady.

    This week's new theatre

  • Maytime rituals in England marked the return of fertility to the land and customarily featured two presiding spirits: Robin Goodfellow, the rough-and-ready huntsman, precursor of Robin Hood, and the Queen of the May, clad in white and garlanded in flowers, an emblem of the abundance and anarchy of spring.

    Ridley Scott's Maid Marian for our time

  • His brother Niko is a super-disciplined martial arts expert who never fails to remind Cal that Cheetos do not belong in a major food group and Robin Goodfellow famously known as the puck from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night's Dream is on the trip to test a vow of monogamy and act as a general distraction.

    Book Review and Giveaway! "Roadkill" by Rob Thurman

  • He morphed into the character of Robin Goodfellow—a Puck-like nature sprite likely taken from the Greek god, Pan.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • It is from Robin Goodfellow that stories of Robin Hood were spawned.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • The earliest known references to Robin Goodfellow are from the 16th century.

    Archive 2009-05-01

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