goliard definition by Webster's New World
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any of a class of wandering students of the late Middle Ages who wrote satirical Latin verse and often served as minstrels and jesters
Origin of goliardcontr. ; from Middle English goliardeis (; from Old French goliardois) and amp; Old French goliart, glutton ; from gole (; from Classical Latin gula: see gullet) + -art, -ard
goliard definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A wandering student in medieval Europe disposed to conviviality, license, and the making of ribald and satirical Latin songs.
Origin of goliardMiddle English, from Old French, glutton, goliard, from gole, throat, from Latin gula.