- the region in Swift's Gulliver's Travels where everything was of enormous size.
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Examples from the Web for brobdingnag
And he pointed to one that might have been used in Brobdingnag.Dead Man's Land
George Manville Fenn
At all events a baby is, and must be, well used to living in Brobdingnag.The Seven Ages of Man
He was going to have asked for some of the Brobdingnag raspberry-plants.The Parent's Assistant
The whole man seemed but a single hand—a Brobdingnag hand affixed to the body of a Liliputian.Etidorhpa or the End of Earth.
John Uri Lloyd
Some of the incidents are devised in this sense; but we may notice that in Brobdingnag he recurs to the Lilliput view.Swift
Word Origin and History for brobdingnag
(not *brobdignag), 1727, Swift's name in "Gulliver's Travels" for imaginary country where everything was on a gigantic scale.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper