Meaning of Falstaff
Pronunciation: (fôl'staf, -stäf), [key]
- the jovial, fat knight of brazen assurance and few scruples in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
- (italics) an opera (1893) by Giuseppe Verdi, with a libretto by Arrigo Boito based on the Shakespearean character.
- falstaff (Thesaurus)