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Laputan

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noun La·pu·tan \lə-ˈpyü-tən\

Definition of Laputan

  1. :  an inhabitant of a flying island in Swift's Gulliver's Travels characterized by a neglect of useful occupations and a devotion to visionary projects

Laputan

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1726

First Known Use of laputan

1726

Rhymes with laputan


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