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- n. comedy that has an underlying serious purpose; a form of satire
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The theory or practice of the medical profession; -- used in burlesque or ridicule.
- n. An assumption of buffoonery to cover some serious purpose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The philosophy or methods ascribed to Pantagruel, one of the characters of Rabelais; the practice of dealing with serious matters in a spirit of broad and somewhat cynical good humour.
- n. A satirical or opprobrious term applied to the profession of medicine.
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