Laputan

noun
La·​pu·​tan | \ lə-ˈpyü-tᵊn How to pronounce Laputan (audio) \

Definition of Laputan

: 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

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Laputan adjective

First Known Use of Laputan

1726, in the meaning defined above

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“Laputan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Laputan. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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