E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Bambocciades (4 syl.).
Pictures of grotesque scenes in low life, such as country wakes, penny weddings, and so on. They are so called from the Italian word bamboccio (a cripple), a nickname given to Pieter van Laer, the first Dutch painter of such scenes, distinguished in Rome.