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Rabelais, François

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRabelais, FrançoisFrançois RabelaisRab‧e‧lais, Fran‧çois /ˈræbəleɪ $ ˌræbəˈleɪ, ˈfrɒnswɑː $ frɑːnˈswɑː/  (?1494–1553) a French writer whose book Gargantua and Pantagruel is known for its satire (=a way of writing about society or powerful people that makes them seem funny in order to show their faults) and jokes about sex
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