A wandering student in medieval Europe disposed to conviviality, license, and the making of ribald and satirical Latin songs.
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 goliard
- Middle English from Old French glutton, goliard from gole throat from Latin gula
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French goliard (“glutton”)