19th-century portrait of Geoffrey Chaucer


Proper Noun

  • Geoffrey Chaucer, a 14th-century English poet and author, best remembered for The Canterbury Tales; his works.


  • From Middle English Chaucer, from Old French chaucier ("hose-maker, hosier"), from chauce. Compare the modern loanword chausse.

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