- (obsolete) A liar or sycophant who boasts of their falsehood.
Etymology: From á (AbydocomÄs), after a town called Abydos (á), the inhabitants of which were known for inventing slanders and boasting of them.
- The character Sir John Falstaff from Shakespeare's plays (Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor) is a famous example of an .
- :Falstaff: "I may lie, but I am no counterfeit." (paraphrased)
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