Bun·​yan·​esque ˌbən-yə-ˈnesk How to pronounce Bunyanesque (audio)
[John Bunyan] : of, relating to, or suggestive of the allegorical writings of John Bunyan
[Paul Bunyan, legendary giant lumberjack of U.S. & Canada]
: of, relating to, or suggestive of the tales of Paul Bunyan
: of fantastically large size
if all of a year's consumption were brewed in a Bunyanesque retort and decanted into the Niagara riverTime

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bunyanesque was in 1888

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“Bunyanesque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bunyanesque. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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