Falstaff definition

  • proper-noun:
    • A fat and jolly knight. The type was devised by William Shakespeare for their plays Henry IV (components 1 and 2) and in addition appeared in The Merry spouses of Windsor.
    • Sir John Falstaff, a celebrated character in Shakespeare's historical play " Henry IV." (first and 2d parts), and also in " The Merry spouses of Windsor." He could be an extremely fat, sensual, and witty old knight; a swindler, drunkard, and good-tempered liar; then one of a coward. Falstaff was initially known as Sir John Oldcastle. The first star associated with component had been John Heminge.
  • noun:
    • a dissolute character in Shakespeare's plays

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