Brobdingnagian

[brob-ding-nag-ee-uh n]
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adjective

of huge size; gigantic; tremendous.

noun

an inhabitant of Brobdingnag.
a being of tremendous size; giant.

Origin of Brobdingnagian


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British Dictionary definitions for brobdingnagian

Brobdingnagian

adjective

gigantic; huge; immense

Word Origin for Brobdingnagian

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

brobdingnagian

adj.

"huge, immense, gigantic," 1728, from Brobdingnag + -ian.

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