Struldbrug

noun
Struld·brug | \ ˈstrəl(d)ˌbrəg \
plural -s

Definition of Struldbrug 

: 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

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History and Etymology for Struldbrug

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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