MEANING: noun: A coarse, buffoonish person.

ETYMOLOGY: From German Grobian (boor, lout), a fictional patron saint of boorish and vulgar people, from German grob (coarse, vulgar). In Latin, Grobianus. Earliest documented use: 1621.

GROBEAN - what Jack the Giant Killer started with

GYROBIAN - early candidate for describing Igor Sikorsky's invention

GRABIAN - describing momeraths, who possess this skill to a high degree (according to Lewis Carroll)