Goliardeys (n.) - a person given to coarse or undignified joking, a buffoon.
His mouth as greet was as a greet forneys.
He was a janglere and a goliardeys,
And that was moost of synne and harlotries.
- Chaucer, Geoffrey: The Canterbury tales (1387-1394)
The Middle-English Word of the Day is selected from Mayhew and Skeat's
"Concise Dictionary of Middle English."
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