Houyhnhnm

noun Hou·yhn·hnm \ ˈhwi-nəm , hü-ˈi-nəm \

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


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