Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Paint.) A representation of a grotesque scene from common or rustic life.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

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