Fun Word Alert!
Picaresque- telling a story about the adventures of a usually playful and dishonest character; relating to a type of fiction dealing with the episodic adventures of a usually roguish protagonist.
I couldn’t help but think of The Princess Bride, one of my favorite all-time movies. Westley and Inigo seem pretty roguish. :)
Then I learned that this word apparently refers to a literary genre! Merriam Webster says that this word’s Spanish equivalent picaresco (cheeky, cocky), from pícaro (swindler, rascal, trickster), was first used in 1810, but WordReference says that it relates to “a 16th century Spanish novel.” Mysterious. Anyway, I think I might have to watch the Princess Bride this weekend.
What other movies could be described as picaresque?
Hehe couldn’t help but share :) this word makes me chuckle!