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Word Origin and History for gulliver

Gulliver

male proper name, from Old French goulafre "glutton," a very common name, found as a surname in Domesday Book (William Gulafra).

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Examples from the Web for gulliver

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  • Like Gulliver's Travels, its object was satire, but its result is also interest.

    Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete

    Albert Bigelow Paine

  • He used to read Swift to me, though I didn't care for it much, except for Gulliver.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Would the quantity of meat be too large for Gulliver to eat?

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10

    Charles Herbert Sylvester

  • Nobody ever knew the best part of the story but Moppet, Davy, and Gulliver.

    Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI

    Louisa M. Alcott

  • It is a pity that Gulliver's Travels are already in existence.