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Definition of Falstaffian adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Falstaffian

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//fɔːlˈstɑːfiən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːlˈstæfiən//
 
(literary)
 
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fat, cheerful and eating and drinking a lot My uncle was a Falstaffian figure. a Falstaffian approach to life More Like This Expressions from literary sources Alice in Wonderland, Casanova, Cassandra, Don Juan, Dorian Gray, Falstaffian, Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde, Lilliputian, Lothario, Orwellian, Pandora’s box, Peter Pan, Pied Piper, Pollyanna, Rip Van Winkle, Ruritanian, Scrooge, Shangri-La, Sherlock, Stepford Wife, Svengali, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Utopia, Walter MittySee worksheet. From Sir John Falstaff, a character in several plays by William Shakespeare.
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