Pan*tag"ru*el*ism (?), n. [From Pantagruel, one of the characters of Rabelais.]

1.

The theory or practice of the medical profession; -- used in burlesque or ridicule.

2.

An assumption of buffoonery to cover some serious purpose.

[R.]

Donaldson.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.