Struldbrug

noun

Struld·​brug
ˈstrəl(d)ˌbrəg
plural -s
: one of a class of imaginary persons who can never die but who are declared dead in law at the age of 80 and live on wretchedly at state expense

Word History

Etymology

Struldbrug, one of a class among the inhabitants of the imaginary country Luggnagg, in the book Gulliver's Travels (1726) by Jonathan Swift †1745 English satirist, composed of persons who can never die

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“Struldbrug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Struldbrug. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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