Houyhnhnm

noun
Hou·​yhn·​hnm | \ ˈhwi-nəm How to pronounce Houyhnhnm (audio) , hü-ˈi-nəm How to pronounce Houyhnhnm (audio) \

Definition of Houyhnhnm

: a member of a race of horses endowed with reason in Swift's Gulliver's Travels

First Known Use of Houyhnhnm

1726, in the meaning defined above

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“Houyhnhnm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Houyhnhnm. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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