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picaresque

  

      adj  
1    of or relating to a type of fiction in which the hero, a rogue, goes through a series of episodic adventures. It originated in Spain in the 16th century  
2    of or involving rogues or picaroons  
     (C19: via French from Spanish picaresco, from pícaro a rogue)  
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