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brobdingnagian

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Etymology

Brobdingnag, a country in Jonathan Swift's novel entitled Gulliver's Travels.

Adjective

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  1. Of or pertaining to Brobdingnag.
  2. Enormous, huge, far larger than is customary for such a thing.
    • 1907, Booth Tarkington, "Glamour" in His Own People,
      The two men followed Madame de Vaurigard into a square hall, hung with tapestries and lit by two candles of a Brobdingnagian species Mellin had heretofore seen only in cathedrals.

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Noun

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brobdingnagian

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  1. A creature from Brobdingnag.
  2. (figuratively) A giant.

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