fabliau (plural fabliaux)

  1. A short, farcical, often bawdy tale of a genre written in the North of France in the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 28:
      ‘I'm planning a sort of fabliau comparing this place with a fascist state,’ said Sampson, ‘sort of Animal Farm meets Arturo Ui...’
  • French: fabliau
  • German: Fabliau
  • Italian: fabliau
  • Portuguese: fabliau
  • Russian: фаблио́

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