cloud-cuckoo-land

noun
cloud-cuck·​oo-land | \ ˌklau̇d-ˈkü-(ˌ)kü-ˌland How to pronounce cloud-cuckoo-land (audio) , -ˈku̇- \

Definition of cloud-cuckoo-land

: a realm of fantasy or of whimsical or foolish behavior

First Known Use of cloud-cuckoo-land

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cloud-cuckoo-land

translation of Greek nephelokokkygia

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“Cloud-cuckoo-land.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloud-cuckoo-land. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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