La·​pu·​tan lə-ˈpyü-tᵊn How to pronounce Laputan (audio)
: 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 adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Laputan was in 1726

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“Laputan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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