A medieval looking monk who amused his audience by merry jests of song and dance. 2.) Wandering scholars in 13th-century Europe infamous for their riotous behaviour, irreverance and composition of satire.
Pictured: David Mamet's Boston Marriage
1900s term for lesbian. It applied to women living together in a romantic friendship sans any penile influence. The term became associated with the 1886 novel, The Bostonians by Henry James. The story involved a long-term relationship between two unmarried women. Also see: Ladies of Llangollen.