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Brobdingnagian


Brobdingnagian

(brob-ding-NAG-ee-un)

Adjective:

-Pertaining to something or someone that is gigantic, huge, enormous etc.

-Marked by great size.

-Of huge size; gigantic; tremendous.

Noun:

-An inhabitant of Brobdingnag.

-A being of tremendous size; a giant.

From Brobdingnag, the imaginary land of giants in Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift

First Known Use: 1728

Used in a sentence:

"The pills purchased from the quacksalver failed to live up to their promise to bestow upon the gentlemen a certain Brobdingnagian tumescence.”

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