- of huge size; gigantic; tremendous.
- an inhabitant of Brobdingnag.
- a being of tremendous size; giant.
Origin of Brobdingnagian
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Examples from the Web for brobdingnagian
It is dirty, so much I will grant; and it is of a Brobdingnagian smell.Europe After 8:15
H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
He had no difficulty in recognizing Susy's peculiarly Brobdingnagian school-girl hand.Clarence
The chirp is very loud, something like a Brobdingnagian grasshopper.The Letters of Charles Dickens
The chirp is very loud: something like a Brobdingnagian grasshopper.
The produce was Brobdingnagian, but worthless except to dig into the ground.The Dwelling House
George Vivian Poore
- gigantic; huge; immense
C18: from Brobdingnag, an imaginary country of giants in Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726)
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Word Origin and History for brobdingnagian
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