Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A painting depicting a grotesque scene from common or rustic life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A representation of a grotesque scene from common or rustic life.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In painting, a grotesque scene from common life, as rustic games, a village festival, rollicking peasants drinking and smoking, and kindred subjects.

Etymologies

Italian bambocciata, from Bamboccio a nickname of Peter Van Laer, a Dutch genre painter; properly, a child, simpleton, puppet, from bambo silly. (Wiktionary)

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